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Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 11:42 AM

New member joins Harper Grey

Vancouver-based Harper Grey LLP has taken on a new associate counsel. ... [read more]

Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 10:11 AM - Last Updated: Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 3:33 PM

SCC affirms 7-2 Ontario and B.C. regulators’ denial of accreditation to TWU’s proposed law school Janet Epp Buckingham

In a four-opinion ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled 7-2 that the refusal of the law societies of Ontario and B.C. to accredit Trinity Western University’s (TWU) proposed law school was reasonable because the regulators proportionately balanced the impact on the religious freedom rights of TWU’s community with the regulators’ mandate to protect the public — including promoting equal access to the legal profession, diversity and lawyer competence, as well as upholding a positive public perception of the legal profession. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 @ 9:43 AM

Maximizing recoveries to secured creditors in B.C. condo development condo_construction_sm

On April 4, 2018, the Supreme Court of British Columbia issued a decision in Forjay Management Ltd. v. 0981478 B.C. Ltd., 2018 BCSC 527 [Forjay] directing a receiver to disclaim 40 pre-sale contracts in the receivership of a strata condominium development in Langley, B.C., known as “Murrayville House”. This decision confirms that the Courts will consider maximizing value for the benefit of secured lenders in priority to purchasers with pre-sale contracts. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 @ 8:46 AM

Planning for succession of a cottage or vacation home: Matrimonial issues cottage_gift_sm

Owners of cottages or vacation homes often have concerns and worries when it comes to succession issues. Alleviating or minimizing these concerns requires a review of three main types of considerations: personal and emotional, tax and matrimonial issues. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 @ 8:19 AM

SALE OF LAND - Conditions and warranties - Terms - Duties and obligations

Appeal by the vendor from an order requiring it return $407,582 paid by the purchaser pursuant to a cost sharing agreement. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 @ 10:28 AM

Decision affects mortgage fraud insurance claims, title insurers mortgage_funds_sm

A recent Court of Appeal decision highlights the importance of disbursing private mortgage funds only directly to the registered title holder and not to a third party. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 @ 9:31 AM

Fasken adds real estate partner

Marie-Andrée Thibault has joined Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP as a partner in the firm’s Montreal office. ... [read more]

Friday, June 08, 2018 @ 8:10 AM

MORTGAGES - Mortgagee’s remedies - Power of sale - Right to portion of sale proceeds

Motion by the appellant, Hails, for an order appointing a McKenzie friend and directing the payment of a surplus from a sale of a mortgaged property after Hails defaulted on the mortgage. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 07, 2018 @ 9:50 AM

B.C. panel looking to update provincial tenancy laws

The B.C. government is looking at reshaping provincial tenancy laws and is seeking the public’s help in doing so. The province’s Rental Housing Task Force is touring the province throughout June as part of a consultation process on tenancy issues, with a mandate to “modernize and balance provincial tenancy laws to provide safe, secure and affordable housing.” ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 06, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

Fraud, fiction and the Land Titles Act false_identiry_sm

When it comes to title and identity fraud and real property, the issue typically involves the conflict between the entitlement of a person to rely on the parcel register and a perhaps equally innocent person whose property rights have been compromised due to a fraud. ... [read more]