Common law challenge
Quebec's highest court is paving the way to granting common-law couples -- not just married ones -- the right to claim alimony. It's the latest step in a long battle between one of the richest men in Quebec, and his former common-law partner.The case has been dubbed Lola versus Eric, to protect the identity of the couple's children. Herbert Black is a friend of Lola's - and he's been bankrolling her court case. Anne-France Goldwater is Lola's lawyer.