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The Truth About the “Hot Coffee” Case

The McDonald’s Restaurant “hot coffee” case has become widely known as an example of the spread of supposedly spurious or ridiculous litigation across North America. But what really happened? You might be surprised to learn the actual facts of the case

Parties under a Disability: Court Approval and Guardianship

Where a settlement is reached on behalf of a child or on behalf of a person who is mentally incapable of making financial decisions the settlement must be approved by the Court. The Court reviews not just the amount of the settlement but the investment and proposed management of the settlement funds. This article discusses various issues relating to the approval of settlements.