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- 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 »
- Design Defects and Personal Liability: When Can Architects and Engineers Be Held Personally Liable?
By Shaun Chorney, Student-at-law When substantial defects in project design result in delay, injury, or other damage, the project architects and engineers are typically held responsible. This often comes in the form of a claim being advanced by the project owner or general contractor against the arc … Read more »
- Bill 37 Prompt Payment Legislation: The Unclear Adjudication Process
by Kathleen GarbuttThe Alberta Government has promised to enact the new Prompt Payment Amendment Act, often referred to as “Bill 37”, in July 2021. One of the major changes introduced in Bill 37 is the implementation of an adjudication system to resolve payment disputes. What We Know The current ve … Read more »