SAMPLE MEMOS

See below for a few sample memos from various jurisdictions.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

New York, United States of America

Does the accidental sharing of privileged information and advice with an opposing party result in the waiver of attorney-client privilege?

California, United States of America

Should a federal court located in California, sitting in diversity jurisdiction, apply California law or federal law to determine whether attorney work product is privileged?

CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

In the context of spousal support and child support orders, how do courts assess a spouse’s income when the income is based on commission and fluctuates significantly from year to year?

CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

What is the test for determining whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor for the purpose of the obligations imposed by California’s wage orders?

CANADA

Ontario, Canada

Does Uber owe a duty of care to its driver partners to insure them for both SABS and liability in the event of a motor vehicle accident in which the driver partner’s personal auto insurer takes an off coverage position?

Ontario, Canada

What factors do Ontario courts consider when determining a dependency support award for the ex-wife of a testator?

Ontario, Canada

Does the settlement of an action arising from a negligently drafted contract prevent the client from being able to bring a solicitor’s negligence claim against the lawyer who drafted a contract?

Ontario, Canada

For the purposes of an equalization claim under the FLA, how have the Courts in Ontario dealt with the issue of valuing a beneficial interest in a discretionary trust?

Ontario, Canada

In the City of Toronto, how much distance from the frontage of a retail plaza abutting a city sidewalk is considered to be City property for the purposes of winter maintenance and municipal liability?

California, United States of America

In the state of California, how much back-pay can an at-will employee expect if terminated due to a mass layoff as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic with only 7 days notice?

BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

How have B.C. courts treated the issue of relevance on a Defendant’s motion for production of a Plaintiff’s social media photographs, and specifically of a request to produce all of the Plaintiff’s photographs from Instagram?

BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

For the purposes of a matrimonial property division, how have the Courts in B.C. dealt with the issue of valuing a beneficial interest in a discretionary trust?

Saskatchewan, Canada

What is the limitation period for the enforcement of a Builder’s Lien?

Saskatchewan, Canada

How do the courts in Saskatchewan treat a post-separation increase in spousal income for the purposes of calculating variations in spousal support?

Alberta, Canada

For the purposes of a matrimonial property division, how have the Courts in Alberta dealt with the issue of valuing a beneficial interest in a discretionary trust?

Nova Scotia, Canada

How do the courts in Nova Scotia treat a post-separation increase in spousal income for the purposes of calculating variations in spousal support?