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- R v Greater Sudbury (City): What does the SCC’s controversial OH&S decision mean for Alberta builders and developers?
By Dana Hagg and Pat Clark (HMC Lawyers LLP) This month, the Supreme Court of Canada released its highly-anticipated occupational health and safety decision in R v Greater Sudbury (City), 2023 SCC 28. This case highlights attitudes towards two contemporary concepts in occupational health and safety: … Read more »
- Unstoppable Forces and Immovable Objects – The Resolution of Municipal Liability and Immunity Under the Municipal Government Act [Pyke v Calgary, 2023 ABCA 304]
By Taylor Hudson (Associate) On a cold February morning Tara Pyke lost control of her Ford F-150 due to ice on westbound Glenmore Trail in Calgary, AB, just west of Deerfoot Trail. Despite travelling at the speed limit, and up an incline, her vehicle slid towards the raised median and vaulted the me … Read more »
- What does “clean out the ditch” mean in a contract, if anything?
By Dana Hagg (Associate) What does it mean to “clean out the ditch”? Does “clean out the ditch” in a contract mean clean out the ditch using construction equipment? Only if the surrounding circumstances make that clear, according to a September 27, 2023 judgment of the Alberta Court of King’s Bench, … Read more »
- Alberta Court of Appeal discusses use of single purpose corporations by real estate developers
By Dana Hagg (Associate) Real estate developers often limit their liability by creating a new corporation for the sole purpose of purchasing and developing property, then dissolve the corporation upon completion. This is referred to as a “single purpose” corporation. The Alberta Court of Appeal rece … Read more »
- A Small Fortune: Alberta Small Claims Court Raises Claim Limit to $100,000
By Dana Hagg (Associate) The Alberta small claims court limit increases from $50,000 to $100,000 effective August 1, 2023. The small claims court – formerly the Provincial Court of Alberta, recently renamed the Alberta Court of Justice – deals with 10,000 civil lawsuits annually that affect everyday … Read more »