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Dead lawn points to neighbour's herbicides, but standard of proof not met
July 21st, 2014

The Plaintiff in a Saskatchewan small claims suit alleged that the Defendant applied a substance in the back alley next to his property that caused damage to the Plaintiff's lawn.  The judge hearing the case was satisfied on a balance of probabilities that a substance from the back alley did mi... Read more »

Combine repair dispute goes to the Ontario Agri Appeal Tribunal
July 18th, 2014

In Ontario, the Farm Implements Act provides for the investigation and mediation of disputes related to the sale of farm equipment; where mediation fails, the dispute can be put to the Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Appeal Tribunal for a hearing.  Recently, the Tribunal ruled on a warranty... Read more »

Saskatchewan man loses appeal from conviction for stealing cattle
July 17th, 2014

Farmer D was convicted of stealing cattle contrary to Section 338(2) of the Criminal Code and of fraudulently making a false or counterfeit mark on cattle contrary to Section 338(1)(b)(ii) of the Code.  D acknowledged at trial that he had sold the cattle in question, but said that he had believ... Read more »

BC Supreme Court rules on dispute between municipality and pipeline company over upgrade costs
July 16th, 2014

The City of Surrey planned to expand the Fraser Highway.  The expansion would necessitate the upgrade of a pipeline owned and operated by FortisBC Energy Inc. (formerly Terasen), and Fortis commenced an action against Surrey in respect of the allocation of cost for the upgrade.  Fortis cla... Read more »

Court of Appeal reverses ATV decision - ATVs for farming are not self-propelled implements of husbandry
July 15th, 2014

About a year ago, I posted about an Ontario Superior Court decision that found that an ATV was a "self-propelled implement of husbandry" for the purposes of the Insurance Act.  A farmer was involved in an accident on the road while he was driving an uninsured ATV; the Court found that he was no... Read more »