Licensee Suing to Protect His Reputation #213

Legally Speaking

By Gerry NeelyB.A., LL.B. A licensee who found himself the victim of substantial and sustained abusive remarks from a local resident was forced to sue the resident for damages for defamation, in order to protect the licensee’s reputation. Apart from the usual obscenities, the defendant referred to the licensee as, “a scum bag who would

U.S. Estate Taxes and the U.S. Vacation Home #212

Legally Speaking

By Gerry NeelyB.A., LL.B. The death of a client who owned a U.S. vacation condominium revealed how punitive are U.S. federal estate taxes for Canadian citizens who are not domiciled in the United States. The condo was purchased for $150,000, several years ago, and valued at $180,000 at the date of death. Title was subject to



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