Does it Take Two to Tango? When a Party Can (and Cannot) Contract With Herself

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The following Canadian Appeals Monitor blog post by Anthony Alexander may be of interest to readers of this blog:

Does it Take Two to Tango? When a Party Can (and Cannot) Contract With Herself

At common law, a party is generally unable to contract with itself, or to transfer property to itself. In some provinces, these limitations have been overcome through  explicit legislation. In a recent ruling, Penny v. DeLong Estate, 2013 NSCA 74, the Nova Scotia court confirmed that, in the absence of statutory intervention, equity will not intercede to overcome this common law prohibition. Read more.

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