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CRT Dismisses Accelerated Depreciation Claim Because Applicant Named Wrong Party


Reasons for judgement were recently published by BC’s Civil Resolution Tribunal (“CRT”) dismissing a claim for accelerated depreciation following a serious vehicle collision because the applicant named the wrong party. In the recent case (Liang v.  ICBC) the Applicant’s  vehicle was involved in a collision where it sustained over $17,000 in damages.  When the vehicle [&#... more »

Executor personally liable for estate taxes; beneficiaries not obligated to return estate monies to indemnify

BC Estate Litigation Blog

Beneficiaries generally want to receive their shares of the estate as soon as possible. Executors may feel pressured by beneficiaries to distribute estate assets prematurely, before all of the estate liabilities have been confirmed and paid. In particular, it often takes time to determine the final... more »

Why the USMCA Locks in the Internet Platform Liability System in the U.S., Canada and Mexico

Michael Geist

U.S. President Donald Trump yesterday signed an executive order targeting Internet platforms after Twitter fact-checked one of his tweets on mail-in voting (the company followed up with a warning on another tweet earlier today involving glorifying violence). The order cannot simply reverse current U... more »

Federal extension of limitation periods

AvoidAClaim: Claims Prevention & Practice Management for Lawyers

The federal government is proposing the Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19). It provides that the following time limits are, if established by or under an Act of Parliament, suspended for the period that starts on March 13, 2020 and that ends on September 13, 2020 or on any earlier day fixe... more »

Tips for managing stress and anxiety – a conversation with Bena Stock, LLB, MC

Attorney With a Life

If you are one of the many people dealing with increased stress and anxiety at this time I encourage you to listen in on my conversation with Bena Stock, LLB, MC.  Bena shared with me some practical tips for managing stress and anxiety and shared with me her 5-4-3-2-1 practice for shifting out of s... more »

Canada should consider the Economic Impact of Imposing AD/CV Duties on Imports and should start with OCTG

Woods, LaFortune LLP

Canadian practice has been to consider Anti-dumping/Countervailing measures (AD/CV) measures exclusively from the perspective of the domestic industry that filed the dumping complaint and ensure that any injury to this industry is offset using AD/CV duties.  However, this approach does not necessar... more »

A Declarant needs to provide Clear and Current Disclosure Information to Purchasers

Condo Development Blog

In Toronto Standard Condominium Corporation No. 2051 v Georgian Clairlea Inc. (“Georgian”) the Ontario Court of Appeal affirmed the findings of the motion judge with respect to a declarant’s disclosure obligations as set out in the Condominium Act, 1998 (“Act”). … Continue reading &#... more »