Can You Believe It? The Role of Corroboration in Estates Litigation

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently admitted statements made by a deceased to family members prior to his death as evidence of his insurer’s mistaken cancellation of one of the deceased’s accidental death policies in Brisco Estate v. Canadian Premier Life Insurance Co., 2012 ONCA 854.

In its decision, the Court clarified the scope of the corroboration requirement of section 13 of the Evidence Act as well as the role corroboration can play in admitting hearsay evidence.

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