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- To Draft or Not to Draft? The Dangers of Verbal Contracts
by Broynn RosserVerbal contracts are generally just as valid as written contracts. However, practically speaking, verbal contracts can be hard to enforce and unnecessarily complicate disputes between parties. Verbal contracts in the construction industry can be even more problematic given that cons … Read more »
- Put Your House in Order – Pitfalls of Inadequate Privacy Policies
by Jennifer DavisPrivacy concerns are often overlooked when considering an organization’s risks and liabilities. Internal policies and mechanisms, if not structured properly, can leave an organization open and vulnerable to breaches ranging from inadvertent disclosure of information to cyber-attacks … Read more »
- Lien Entitlement: An “Overall Project” Perspective
by Graham HendersonA recent decision of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench provides a reminder that supplying work and materials to a project does not necessarily result in builders’ lien rights. When assessing lien rights, the Court will consider contextual information, including details about the … Read more »
- Pending Registration Lien Frustration
by Corbin DevlinA new land titles registration process is causing grief for all those involved with builders’ liens.Effective April 1, 2021 the process for all land titles registrations in Alberta underwent significant changes as part of Provincial government efforts at Red Tape Reduction. Section … Read more »
- Design Defects and Personal Liability: How Can Architects and Engineers Reduce Exposure To Personal Liability?
by Shaun Chorney, Student-at-LawIn our previous article, we discussed the general principles involved in determining when architects and engineers can be held personally liable for mistakes in design. This article will expand on the theme of personal liability in design by focusing on specific stra … Read more »