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Monday, March 16, 2020 @ 9:20 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Settlements - Releases

Appeal by B from summary judgment staying their third-party claim against the City. B struck T with her motor vehicle while T performed road work for the City. T commenced an action against B for injuries suffered. ... [read more]

Friday, March 13, 2020 @ 1:49 PM

FEDERAL INCOME TAX - Capital gains and losses - Allowable capital losses

Appeal by MacDonald from a decision of the Federal Court of Appeal holding that Cash Settlement Payments made by MacDonald under a forward contract were capital losses and not income losses, and therefore not deductible on his tax return against income from other sources. ... [read more]

Friday, March 13, 2020 @ 9:04 AM

INTEREST IN LAND - Life estates - Rights of life tenant

Appeal by the defendants from summary judgment declaring that the plaintiff had a life interest, with exclusive possession, in the parties’ family cottage. ... [read more]

Friday, March 13, 2020 @ 8:56 AM

YOUNG PERSONS - Admissibility of statements

Appeal by Joseph from his conviction, by jury, of second degree murder and the adult sentence imposed. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 12, 2020 @ 8:28 AM

CONDOMINIUMS - Condominium corporation - Liability - Unit holders

Appeal by the condominium corporation from the granting of the respondents’ oppression application and the dismissal of its cross-application. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 12, 2020 @ 8:22 AM

BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS - Relationship with client - Authority to bind client - Settlements

Appeal by the plaintiff from the summary judgment that granted him judgment in relation to a $12,000 loan but dismissed the bulk of his claims. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 @ 9:42 AM

ABORIGINAL LANDS - Duties of the Crown - Fair dealing and reconciliation

Applications by four Indigenous Bands for judicial review of an Order in Council approving the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project on a re-consideration decision. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 @ 9:37 AM

PROCESS AND PROCEDURE - Arbitration - Bars - Prior settlement

Appeal by the Bank from a decision dismissing its application for judicial review of an adjudicator’s decision finding that a settlement and release agreement signed by an employee was not a bar to a wrongful dismissal complaint under s. 240 of the Canada Labour Code as determined by a 1997 decision by the Federal Court of Appeal. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 @ 8:30 AM

TRESPASS - To person - Defences

Appeal by the plaintiff from the dismissal of his claim for personal injuries against the defendant Wray. The appellant as injured during his arrest by Wray, a police officer. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 @ 8:24 AM

SALE OF LAND - Agreement of purchase and sale - Breach of - Express term

Appeal by the defendant purchaser from trial judgment finding that it breached the agreement of purchase and sale and its duty of good faith contractual performance, the dismissal of its counterclaim for return of the deposit and from the damages awarded. ... [read more]