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- Construction Litigation: The Interpretation of Fee Provisions in a Commercial Agreement
In a construction litigation dispute, the Alberta Court of Appeal recently decided a case turning on the interpretation of fee provisions in a commercial agreement. What Happened? The appellant, Riddell Kurczaba Architecture Engineering Interior Design Ltd. (“RKA”), was the successful bidder in a re … Read more »
- Corporate Directors’ Personal Liability for Tortious Acts and Lifting the “Corporate Veil”
The Alberta Court of Appeal recently decided a case in which the director of a construction company was sued in his personal capacity for injuries suffered on a job site. The case raised the question of whether a corporate director owes a duty of care to injured workers and the issue of the “corpora … Read more »
- Saskatchewan Court of Appeal Upholds ‘Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act’ as Constitutional
The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal recently ruled that the carbon tax imposed on the province by the federal government was constitutional and fell within the legislative authority of Parliament. Background and Legislative Scheme The case was a constitutional reference asking the court whether the Gre … Read more »
- Home-Owner Did Not Have to Disclose Murder on Property in Real Estate Deal
The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently decided a case in which a home-owner did not disclose to a buyer that the reason she was selling her house was because a family member had been murdered on the property. What Happened? The case arose in the context of the sale of a large and expensive re … Read more »
- Estate Planning: What Does the Word “Home” Mean When Used in a Will?
The Alberta Court of Appeal recently decided a case in which it had to determine what the word “home” meant when used in a will. What Happened? The deceased’s will declared that his intention was to leave his “home to my daughters” and the “residue of my Estate to my brother”. A dispute arose betwee … Read more »
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