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Thursday, December 22, 2016 @ 7:00 PM  

Appeal by the plaintiffs, Zhang and Ren, from a trial judgment in favour of the defendants, Cute-Go Novelty and Liu. In April 2010, Liu agreed to build a laneway house on the plaintiffs’ property in Vancouver. The written agreement provided that the work would be completed within 120 working days from the date of excavation, which was not to be later than April 2011, and following final inspection by the city. The agreement provided for a delay penalty of $83 per day. The plaintiffs claimed that...