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HTMLProvincial Court Expected to Increase Financial Limits
Jessica Proudfoot; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 29, 2015, previously published on June 24, 2014
It is anticipated that the financial limit in Provincial Court will increase from $25,000 to $50,000 on August 1, 2014.

 

HTMLOntario Court of Appeal Rules on Limitation Periods for Securities Class Actions
Clarissa S. Ballesteros, Graham McLennan; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 29, 2015, previously published on February 7, 2014
On February 3, 2014, the Ontario Court of Appeal released Green v. CIBC, which overruled the Court’s previous decision in Sharma v. Timminco Ltd. As determined in Green v. CIBC, a statutory misrepresentation claim is brought within time so long as the action is commenced within the time...

 

HTMLAlberta's New Home Buyer Protection Act Increases Obligations on Homebuilders
Pamela S. Lindsay; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 29, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2014
On February 1, 2014, the New Home Buyer Protection Act, SA 2012, c. N-3.2. (the “Act”), came into force. Pursuant to the Act, every new home built in Alberta is now required to be covered under a new home warranty insurance contract (the “Warranty”); the province has stated...

 

HTMLCountdown to Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law: Issues You Need to Know and Act On Now - Issue #4
Samantha C. Kernahan; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 29, 2015, previously published on June 26, 2014
Canada’s new Anti-Spam law and regulations (“CASL”) come into effect on July 1, 2014. The purpose of CASL is to limit the sending of commercial electronic messages (“CEMs”) without the consent of a recipient. However, CASL grants certain exceptions to the requirement...

 

HTMLCountdown to Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law: Issues You Need to Know and Act On Now - Issue #1
Samantha C. Kernahan; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 29, 2015, previously published on May 16, 204
Canada’s new Anti-Spam law and regulations (“CASL”) come into effect on July 1, 2014. The purpose of CASL is to the limit the sending of commercial electronic messages (“CEMs”) without the consent of a recipient. In this first “CASL Countdown Alert”, we...

 

HTMLUpdate: Requests For Voluntary Advance Payments From Insurers
Jennifer J. Biernaskie, Jennifer Davis; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 23, 2014, previously published on December 4, 2014
In a recent email alert we considered the issue of advance payments under the Fair Practice Regulation and the Insurance Act . In Shannon v. 1610635 Alberta Inc., 2014 ABCA 393 ("Shannon") the Alberta Court of Appeal once again addresses the same issue of pre-trial advance payments under...

 

HTMLCourt of Appeal Confirms the AUC's Authority to Award Costs
Michael C. Barbero; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 23, 2014, previously published on December 5, 2014
On December 2, 2014 the Court of Appeal released its decision in ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd. v. Alberta (Utilities Commission), 2014 ABCA 397. Chief Justice Fraser, along with Justice Côté, dismissed ATCO's appeal of the Commission's costs award (Justice Martin dissenting in part). The...

 

HTMLProvincial Regulator May Owe Private Duty of Care
Michael C. Barbero; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 23, 2014, previously published on November 27, 2014
On the heels of a recent Court of Appeal ruling which found Ms. Ernst could not sue the Energy Resources Conservation Board ("ERCB"), Chief Justice Wittmann has dismissed an application by Alberta Environment ("AENV") to strike the claim against it. In denying the application,...

 

HTMLBill 3 - Proposed Amendments to PIPA
Vicki L. Giles; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 23, 2014, previously published on November 19, 2014
About a year ago, the Supreme Court of Canada found Alberta's Personal Information Protection Act ("PIPA") to be unconstitutional because it fails to permit unions to collect, use and disclose personal information for the purpose of advancing their interests in a labour dispute. The...

 

HTMLNew Duty of Honest Performance
Graham McLennan, Jessica Proudfoot; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 22, 2014, previously published on November 18, 2014
Late last week, the Supreme Court of Canada ("SCC") released the decision of Bhasin v Hrynew. This decision is significant as the SCC has found a new common law duty that applies to all contracts - a duty of honest performance. This new common law duty requires all parties to be honest...

 


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