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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 @ 8:29 AM

SALE OF LAND - Agreement of purchase and sale - Description of land

Appeal by the plaintiff vendor from summary judgment dismissing her action against the purchasers for damages for failure to close the transaction. ... [read more]

Monday, August 19, 2019 @ 10:30 AM

WeirFoulds adds four new associates

WeirFoulds announced that four of its former articling students have joined the firm as associates: Paul Conrod, Satnam Dosanjh, Talia Rotman and Alvin Yau. The four also summered with the firm before their articles. ... [read more]

Friday, August 16, 2019 @ 8:11 AM

POWERS OF MUNICIPALITY - Highways

Appeal by the plaintiffs, the Blanchards, from a summary judgment dismissing their action against the defendants, the Tripps and Lavalle. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 15, 2019 @ 6:28 AM

CONDOMINIUMS - Condominium corporation - Rights and obligations

Determination of who was responsible for the costs of remediating a mould problem in a condominium unit. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 @ 9:18 AM

ONCA orders appeal it bungled to be re-argued after wrong judge signs off on civil judgment

“Oops” — that sums up, in a word, the Ontario Court of Appeal’s terse acknowledgment that the court’s mishandling of a long-running, and costly, civil case means that the appeal must now be re-argued, at the expense of the parties. In a six-paragraph Aug. 13 judgment that was under reserve for several weeks — and with no explanation for how or why things went awry behind-the-scenes — the Court of Appeal ordered an expedited rehearing of the appeal before an entirely different panel of judges ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 @ 12:20 PM

Alberta Appeal Court decision on utilities has ‘huge precedential value’: lawyer Peter Linder, Peacock Linder Halt & Mack

A group of Alberta condo owners has won a long battle to get the City of Medicine Hat to take care of a number of water and sewage lines on their property, with a lawyer involved in the case saying the decision will inform how municipalities and developers conduct themselves when building utilities. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 @ 9:17 AM

Time to abolish adverse possession in Alberta: institute Stella Varvis, Alberta Law Reform Institute (ALRI)

A law reform institute in Alberta is calling for changes to provincial rules on adverse possession of land, saying it will bring the law more in line with citizens’ expectations. Adverse possession is a legal concept dating back centuries, to a time when possession was of fundamental importance in determining ownership of land. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 08, 2019 @ 11:53 AM

Two new associates join Foglers

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP announced that Gabriela Caracas and Fantasia (Hong Fan) Qian have joined the firm as associates. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 07, 2019 @ 1:33 PM

Smoking in condos cloudy issue Smoking woman

As more and more people choose to live the condo lifestyle and developers continue to build larger high density condominium projects, condo boards, managers and lawyers are now faced with some unique challenges. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 06, 2019 @ 12:09 PM

INTERESTS IN LAND - Equitable interests - Resulting trusts

Appeal by the defendant Paul from trial judgment finding that the registered ownership of four parcels of land was subject to a valid and enforceable resulting trust in favour of the respondent plaintiff. ... [read more]