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- Supreme Court Finds Contractor Has A Duty To Tell Sub-Subcontractors About The Existence Of A Payment Bond
In a much anticipated decision, the Supreme Court of Canada has recently held that a contractor which is a trustee under a payment bond has an obligation to advise sub-contractors of the existence of the bond applicable to the project. In Valard Construction Ltd. v. Bird Construction Co., 2018 Carsw … Read more »
- One Arbitration Under Two Separate Arbitration Agreements Held To Be Invalid
In A v B,  EWHC 3417 (Comm), the High Court of Justice of England and Wales has recently held that an arbitrator in an arbitration commenced by a single request to arbitrate did not have jurisdiction to decide disputes under multiple arbitration agreements. What makes this decision so importan … Read more »
- The Ontario Construction Act: What Does It Mean, Especially Regarding Paid When Paid Clauses?
The Ontario Construction Lien Act, 2017 was given Royal Assent on December 12, 2017 as S.O. 2017 C.24. This statue changes the name of the Ontario Construction Lien Act to the Construction Act (which I will refer to as the new Act) and fundamentally changes the law relating to construction projects … Read more »
- Alberta Court Applies Principles Of Contract Interpretation And Limitations To A Client-Consultant Contract
In the recently released decision in Riddell Kurczaba Architecture Engineering Interior Design Ltd v. Governors of the University of Calgary, 2018 CarswellAlta 10, 2018 ABQB 11, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench applied three potential aids to the interpretation to a client-consultant contract: con … Read more »
- Notice Commencing Several Arbitrations Held Not To Be Totally Invalid By B.C. Court
In South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority v. BMT Fleet Technology Ltd. 2017 CarswellBC 2587, 2017 BCSC 1683, the British Columbia Supreme Court recently held that a single notice purporting to commence several arbitrations against several respondents was procedural invalid. However, t … Read more »