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Executor De Son Tort

Class v. Smith | 2018 ONSC 623 | Ontario Superior Court of Justice

A person who is not appointed a trustee or executor, but who takes it upon himself to possess property, to administer property, and to act as the trustee or executor, may be treated as having assumed the role of trustee or executor. This is referred to as the executor de son tort principle
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