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Thursday, February 07, 2019 @ 12:35 PM

Blaney McMurtry promotes four associates to partner

Blaney McMurtry LLP announced that four associates have become partners of the firm. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 07, 2019 @ 9:51 AM

Chief Justice Wagner improves public communication, brings new ideas, change to top court, CJC and NJI TLD Exclusive

Richard Wagner, Canada’s reform-minded top judge, has already overseen changes at the three major legal institutions he leads — the Supreme Court of Canada, the Canadian Judicial Council (CJC), and the National Judicial Institute (NJI) — and there are more changes to come, he advises in a wide-ranging exclusive interview. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 07, 2019 @ 8:39 AM

LIMITATION OF ACTIONS - Conflict between limitation periods

Action by the plaintiff for payment of the outstanding balance of $34,602 on construction work completed for the defendants. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 06, 2019 @ 8:43 AM

Are ‘renovictions’ legal? Yes and no eviction_notice_sm

The term “renoviction” describes the consequences to a residential tenant when their landlord undertakes major renovations to apartment units, forcing tenants to temporarily move out of the unit pending completion of months’ long renovations. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 06, 2019 @ 8:08 AM

SALE OF LAND - Agreement of purchase and sale - Counter-offer - Notation that effects no change

Appeal by the plaintiff from summary judgment ordering forfeit of a deposit paid to the defendants under a real estate agreement. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 06, 2019 @ 8:08 AM

BYLAWS AND RESOLUTIONS - Special statutory schemes - Grounds for invalidity

Petition by the City of Vancouver seeking injunctive relief against the respondents for operating medical cannabis dispensaries without a licence. ... [read more]

Friday, February 01, 2019 @ 9:26 AM

Multijurisdictional and separate situs estate planning global_houses_sm

Our clients are increasingly mobile and often have connections to multiple jurisdictions. This mobility often entails property ownership in a foreign jurisdiction — clients retain property in their country of origin after they become resident in another jurisdiction or Canadian residents purchase vacation homes in other locations or inherit property abroad. ... [read more]

Friday, February 01, 2019 @ 8:34 AM

Tenancy in common offers oil and gas joint ventures little protection oilandgas_business_sm

Oil and gas contracts in the joint venture context often provide that parties own assets as “tenants in common” (see for example the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen Operating Agreements). In addition, the default position under the Law of Property Act, RSA 2000, c L-7 is that co-owners of property hold their interests as tenants in common (s. 8), unless the parties vary the relationship by contract. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 31, 2019 @ 1:12 PM

Cox & Palmer names seven new partners at four offices

Cox & Palmer announced that Geoff Breen (Halifax), Cindy Cameron (Summerside, P.E.I.), Matt Dorreen (Halifax), Steve Forbes (Charlottetown), Richard Norman (Halifax), Nick Ouellette (Saint John) and Mohammad Ali Raza (Halifax) have been named partners. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 31, 2019 @ 9:32 AM

Updates needed for B.C. strata rules: law institute Kevin Zakreski, B.C. Law Institute

A B.C. law reform agency is recommending changes to provincial strata regulations in order to provide more clarity and create more consistent rules for strata owners and board members. The B.C. Law Institute (BCLI)’s Report on Governance Issues for Stratas contains 81 recommendations for reform of stratas, also known as condominiums. ... [read more]