Ron Stang|Jul 7, 2011
Windsor, Ont. criminal lawyer Rae-Anne Copat has made the British celebrity gossip scene after an unassuming visit to the Royal Ascot horse race last month.
Copat, a sole practitioner, and her best friend Jody Stojcic, were travelling in the U.K. and had obtained passes to the famous race from a friend at the Canadian High Commission. A former equestrian herself, Copat had purchased a hat for the occasion from the same milliner who made soul singer Aretha Franklin’s famous hat for the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama, Mr. Song Millinery in Detroit.
Copat laughs at the clash of cultures the day of the race. “We had to go and jump on a train at Waterloo station which was hilarious because you’re getting there at 8:30 in the morning, everyone’s going to work and then you see the people in the morning coats, top hats, and hats, all getting on this one train and leaving town.”
Robert Todd|Jul 7, 2011
The family of a former Alberta lawyer who built a global cleaning product empire and left the majority of his US$130-million estate to charity will have to live with a lower court decision that found his domicile at the time of death was Norfolk Island, an island in the Pacific Ocean near Australia and New Zealand
Eldon Douglas Foote’s wife and five children had been seeking leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada, arguing the proper domicile was either Alberta or British Columbia. The top court today denied that application.