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- Free to Negotiate: The Limited Nature of Pre-Contractual Good Faith Obligations
University of Regina v HTC Purenergy Inc., 2019 SKQB 126 explores the limited nature of good faith obligations during the negotiation of commercial contracts. This claim involves allegations that a licensing agreement of the University’s carbon capture technology with the defendant HTC was entirely … Read more »
- Risky Business: SK Court of Appeal Finds Ag Contract Not “Grossly Unfair”
In Input Capital Corp. v Gustafson, 2019 SKCA 78, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal recently overturned a trial judgment that found a standard form canola streaming contract to be unconscionable and therefore unenforceable. Streaming canola contracts provide the farmer an upfront payment and set a pr … Read more »
- Crane Swing Rights: Trespass or Nuisance?
When something intrudes into the airspace above a parcel of land, it is generally considered trespass if it interferes with the ordinary use and enjoyment of the land. This is especially pressing during real estate development, as cranes used in construction must often swing into the airspace of adj … Read more »
- Does the Information You Provide to Immigration Match What’s on Your Social Media?
While new U.S. regulations requiring visa applicants to the U.S. to submit information on their social media profiles has gotten quite a bit of attention, when applying for entry to Canada, travellers to Canada should note that it is important for information on their social media profiles to corres … Read more »
- Can a Beneficiary Be Prohibited from Drawing on a Letter of Credit?
Letters of credit are occasionally used in construction contracts to secure the performance of a contractor’s obligations to the owner. They are instruments created at the request of a customer (i.e. the contractor), obligating an issuer (such as a bank) to pay money to a beneficiary (i.e. the owner … Read more »