ENV422H1 Lecture Notes - Money Market Fund, Blackboard, Nuisance

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COURTS
(tort) Civil Criminal
Doe V Smith Accused VS A-G
Plaintiff (defendant) suing you for money here you may go to jail and nothing to do with
victim
Tort Feaser (a mayor said sth publicly and suffered lost)
Lawsuit against the mayor
Tonight: Torts relevant to environmental issues
Student suing some company causing harm
For example, building condos VS green spaces
Go through opinion letter
Retainer fee what you paid for the lawyer, and use that money fund litigation
Standing do you have status to bring the law suits (torts are design for 2 parties,
between A &B, 3P - Pocket (Money interests), person (health) , property; 99 % of this
work
Who represents the trees and grass of U of T? the public resources? By large, the
government does
4th P public interest standing exception: if you have a genuine interest in a subject
matter(common good), and there is no other ways you can get into the court
o Genuine long standing commitment and expertise (informed) about it
Things go to lawyer
1. Retainer (contract confidentiality, issues etc.)
2. Opinion letter
3. Claim surfing (timelines on which has to be done by)
4. Defense/Plead rival defend themselves
5. Disclosure production Production of documents medical records, they will be served
in a file, and all the evidence, all the experts, what they are and the summary on what
you will be saying on the reports
6. Discoveries you go to a room with a recorder and ask each witness every questions
you want on each side; transcript on which they were written (interviewed strategies)
7. Pre-hearing present the case for the judge in an hour and give judgment on what
he/she may have because
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Plaintiff (defendant) suing you for money here you may go to jail and nothing to do with victim. Tort feaser (a mayor said sth publicly and suffered lost) For example, building condos vs green spaces. Retainer fee what you paid for the lawyer, and use that money fund litigation. Standing do you have status to bring the law suits (torts are design for 2 parties, between a &b, 3p - pocket (money interests), person (health) , property; 99 % of this work. On average: 3 years from step 1 to step 2. Statue: identified class, one person (representative) to bring law suit to go through above terms on behave on the class, if he wins the class win, if he lose the class lose. The registered member in the group is recognized, you can opt out in the class and bring out your own law suit. In one event you have 2-3 class action.

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