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Knowing Receipt

DBDC Spadina Ltd. v. Walton | 2018 ONCA 60 |Ontario Court of Appeal

A stranger to a trust or fiduciary relationship may be liable under the doctrine of “knowing receipt” if the stranger receives trust property in his or her own personal capacity with constructive knowledge of the breach of trust or fiduciary duty. It is a recipient-based claim arising under the law of restitution.
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