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Monday, November 18, 2019 @ 9:15 AM

CONDOMINIUMS - Unit holders - Liability of

Appeal by a strata unit owner from the decision requiring the appellant to reimburse the respondent strata corporation for repairs required to the appellant’s suite due to hazardous modifications she made without permission. ... [read more]

Friday, November 15, 2019 @ 9:10 AM

Till debt do us part: dividing liabilities Ax breaking chain

When most people think of family law cases, they think of fairly dividing the family assets: the house, the car, perhaps the heirloom grandfather clock. The flip side of the coin, however, is less straightforward. What is the best approach to untangling not just the assets, but the liabilities? ... [read more]

Friday, November 15, 2019 @ 7:56 AM

COMMERCIAL TENANCIES - Shopping centre - Landlord's obligations - Emergency repairs

Appeal by the defendant landlord from the summary judgment granted against it in two actions. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 14, 2019 @ 9:20 AM

B.C. legal clinic funding aimed at improving access to justice Josh Paterson, Law Foundation of British Columbia

The government of B.C. is committing $2 million to fully fund eight legal clinics across the province, money which will be dedicated to enhancing access for people on issues of poverty law, disability, tenancy and immigration. Each clinic will receive a grant of up to $250,000 to hire lawyers and other staff such as legal assistants or paralegals. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 @ 1:35 PM

Dentons adds counsel to Toronto real estate group

Dentons announced that Mary Ellen Bench has joined the firm as counsel in its Toronto real estate group. ... [read more]

Monday, November 11, 2019 @ 10:51 AM

Beard Winter adds two new partners

Beard Winter LLP announced that Nick Dimitropoulos and Jane Martin have joined the partnership. ... [read more]

Monday, November 11, 2019 @ 10:49 AM

Partner, two new associates join Clark Wilson

Clark Wilson announced the arrival of new partner Matthew Singerman and new associates Dani Marshall and Denny Chung to the Vancouver firm. ... [read more]

Monday, November 11, 2019 @ 10:41 AM

Access to Justice: A2J Week about innovation, collaboration, action | Beverley McLachlin

The end of October marked the celebration of Access to Justice Week in three Canadian provinces — Saskatchewan, Ontario and British Columbia. I was pleased to be able to join Ontario’s justice sector leaders for part of their deliberations on the future of access to justice in Ontario and to follow the activities in the other provinces, albeit from a distance. ... [read more]

Friday, November 08, 2019 @ 6:20 AM

SALE OF LAND - Agreement of purchase and sale - Breach of - Damages - Repudiation

Appeal by the defendant from $308,688 in damages awarded against him for breach of contract. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 07, 2019 @ 1:29 PM

Human Rights Tribunal says condo corp did not discriminate against disabled woman For Rent Sign

A condo unit owner in British Columbia filed a complaint (Rutherford v. Strata Plan VS 170 2019 BCHRT 227) with the Human Rights Tribunal alleging that her strata corporation discriminated against her on the basis of her disability when it refused to allow her to rent the second bedroom of her unit on a short-term basis. ... [read more]