2017 – Alberta


Alberta Take Five January 2017 cover Summarized Cases:

Harder v. Poettcker, 2016 BCCA 477: Personal Injury; Motor Vehicle Accident; Supreme Court Civil Rules; Retrial                        The Owners, Strata Plan NW 499 v. Louis, 2016 BCCA 494: Property Law; Strata Corporations; Charter Rights; Mootness ~ Counsel Comments provided by Tyna Mason, Counsel for the Respondent Attorney General of British Columbia                                Este v. Blackburn, 2016 BCCA 496- Areas of Law: Defamation; Privacy; Disclosure; “Antunes” and “Halliday” Orders                     Fort Nelson First Nation v. British Columbia (Environmental Assessment Office), 2016 BCCA 500: Aboriginal Law; Natural Resources; Judicial Review; Statutory Interpretation ~ Counsel Comments provided by Patrick Foy, Q.C, Counsel for the Appellant Executive Director of the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office Qterra Properties Ltd. v. Delta (Corporation), 2016 BCCA 504: Municipal Law; Zoning Bylaws; Land Use Planning; Liquor Store; Standard of Review


Alberta Take Five February 2017 cover Summarized Cases:

Veracity Capital Corporation v. Canada (National Revenue), 2017 BCCA 3: Taxation; Capital Gains; Income Tax Act; British Columbia General Anti-Avoidance Rule                                                     Laursen v. Director of Crime Victim Assistance, 2017 BCCA 8: Crime Victim Assistance Act; Lost Earning Capacity; Judicial Review; Limitation Period ~ Counsel Comments provided by Jeremy E. Shragge of Shields Harney and Laura Miller (articled student) of Harper Grey LLP, Counsel for the Appellant, and Tyna Mason and Christina Drake, Counsel for the Respondent
Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia v. Seattle Environmental Consulting Ltd.,2017 BCCA 19: Chambers; Clarity of Court Orders; Contempt ~ Counsel Comments provided by Ben Parkin, Counsel for the Appellant                                                  Garcia v. Tahoe Resources Inc., 2017 BCCA 39: Conflict of Laws; Judicial Unfairness; Forum non conveniens; Mining; Protests  Vancouver Community College v. Vancouver Career College (Burnaby) Inc., 2017 BCCA 41: Intellectual Property; Internet Law; Trade-marks Act; Passing Off; Goodwill ~ Counsel Comments provided by Christopher Wilson, Counsel for the Appellant


Alberta Take Five March 2017 cover Summarized Cases:

Nelson v. British Columbia (Provincial Health Services Authority), 2017 BCCA 46: Torts; Medical Malpractice; Obstetrics; Misapprehension of Expert Evidence                                                  Cellular Baby Cell Phones Accessories Specialist Ltd. v. Fido Solutions Inc., 2017 BCCA 50: Contracts; Wrongful Termination of Agreement; Damages; Loss Mitigation ~ Counsel Comments provided by Greg Harney, Counsel for the Appellant
A & W Ranching Ltd. v. Alkam Holdings Ltd., 2017 BCCA 76: Contracts; Land Survey; Logging; Crown Land; Waiver ~ Counsel Comments provided by Rachel R. Lammers, Counsel for the Appellant                                                                                                  Dunn v. TD Canada Trust, 2017 BCCA 90: Estates; Will Interpretation; Trustee Duties; Bonds and Stocks ~ Counsel Comments provided by Eileen Vanderburgh and Emily Clough, Counsel for the Appellant, TD Canada Trust                               Bartch v. Bartch, 2017 BCCA 94: Family Law; Marital Assets; Valuation; Appointing Joint Experts; Supreme Court Family Rules


Alberta Take Five April 2017 cover Summarized Cases:

Guthrie v. Abakhan & Associates Inc., 2017 BCCA 102: Fraudulent Conveyance Act; Bankruptcy; Effect of Declaring Conveyance “Void” Organization of Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia v. Nordine, 2017 BCCA 103: Injunctions; Professional Designation; Chartered Professional Accountants Act
Jiang v. Peoples Trust Company, 2017 BCCA 119: Class Actions; Certification Proceedings; Defining a Class; Statutory Interpretation Haynes v. Haynes, 2017 BCCA 131: Torts; Negligence; Causation; Truck Trailer; Motor Vehicle Act, Regulations                                   Park v. Targonski, 2017 BCCA 134: Personal Injury; Non-Pecuniary Damages; Mitigation; Wage Loss; Future Earning Capacity


Alberta Take Five May 2017 cover Summarized Cases:

Briante v. Vancouver Island Health Authority, 2017 BCCA 148: Torts; Medical Negligence; Psychiatric Care; Causation; Standard of Care; Costs                                                                                         Sinai v. Mahmoud, 2017 BCCA 155: Family Law; Division of Family Assets; Distributive Taxes; Double Costs                                                TD Bank v. British Columbia (Commissioner of Income Tax), 2017 BCCA 159: Tax Refunds; Extension of Time; Statutory Interpretation; Fettering                                                                                               Weaver v. Corcoran, 2017 BCCA 160: Torts; Defamation; Fair Comment; Climate Science; Fossil Fuel Industry                                 Faur v. Providence Health Care, 2017 BCCA 161: Torts; Negligence; Hospital Emergency Ward; Suicide; Occupiers Liability Act


Alberta Take Five June 2017 cover Summarized Cases:

Smithies Holdings Inc. v. RCV Holdings Ltd., 2017 BCCA 177: Special Costs; Pre-Litigation Conduct; Special Damages; Joint Ventures ~ Counsel Comments provided by Ronald Josephson, Counsel for the Appellants                                                                  Bruce v. Cohon, 2017 BCCA 186: Negligence; Failure to Warn; Professional Football; Labour Law; Collective Agreement ~ Counsel Comments provided by Stephen Shamie, Counsel for the Respondents, the CFL Teams, and Mark Steven Cohon                       Hansra v. Hansra, 2017 BCCA 199: Family Law; Special Costs; Rehearing; Limits of Discretion  ~ Counsel Comments provided by Parmjit Virk and Graeme Hooper, Counsel for the Appellant  Anonson v. North Vancouver (City), 2017 BCCA 205: Municipal Law; Limitation Periods; Local Government Act                           Poonian v. British Columbia Securities Commission, 2017 BCCA 207: Securities Act; Disgorgement; Standard of Review; Statutory Interpretation; Joint and Several Orders


Alberta Take Five July 2017 cover Summarized Cases:

British Columbia (Attorney General) v. Lee, 2017 BCCA 219: Privilege; Solicitor-Client Relationship; Legal Advice ~ Counsel Comments provided by Catherine George, Counsel for the Respondents                                                                                        Gordon v. Ahn, 2017 BCCA 221: Torts; Damages; Crumbling Skull Doctrine; Depression ~ Counsel Comments provided by Gavin Cameron, Counsel for the Appellant                                                  Harrington Global Opportunities Fund Ltd. v. Eco Oro Minerals Corp., 2017 BCCA 224: Business Corporations; Multiple Proceedings; Conflict Between Tribunals ~ Counsel Comments provided by Teresa Tomchak, Counsel for the Respondents, Amber Capital LP and Paulson & Co. Inc.                                                            Pinch (Guardian ad litem of ) v. Morwood, 2017 BCCA 234: Torts; Negligence; Medical Care; Evidence; Palpable and Overriding Error ~ Counsel Comments provided by Paul McGivern, Counsel for the Respondents                                                                          Francescutti v. Vancouver (City), 2017 BCCA 242: Human Rights Tribunal; Judicial Review; Reasonable Prospect of Success


Alberta Take Five August 2017 cover Summarized Cases:

Lau v. Royal Bank of Canada, 2017 BCCA 253: Aggravated Damages; Employment Law; Wrongful Dismissal; Psychological Impact                                                                                                      McDonald v. McDonald, 2017 BCCA 255: Wills and Estates; Unjust Enrichment; Family Farm; Chores ~ Counsel Comments provided by Mark Stacey, Counsel for the Appellant Julie McDonald and Kathy Ducey and Spencer May, Counsel for the Respondents Sylvia McDonald and for the Estate of Samuel McDonald                             Ilett v. Buckley, 2017 BCCA 257: Torts; Motor Vehicle Accident; Bicycles; Duty of Care; Damages ~ Counsel Comments provided by Dana Quantz, Counsel for the Respondent                                    Winstanley v. Winstanley, 2017 BCCA 265: Wills and Estates; Trusts; Presumption of Resulting Trust; Dependency ~  Counsel Comments provided by Michael F. Welsh, Counsel for the Respondent and Eileen Vanderburgh, Counsel for the Appellants                                                                                               Zongshen (Canada) Environtech Ltd. v. Bowen Island (Municipality), 2017 BCCA 267: Municipal Law; Building Permits; Prohibited Uses; Moorage


Alberta Take Five September 2017 cover Summarized Cases:

Schoenhalz v. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, 2017 BCCA 289: Torts; Motor vehicle Accident; Insurance; “Ought to have known”; Objective Standard                                                                   Victory Motors (Abbotsford) Ltd. v. Assessor of Area No. 15 – Fraser Valley, 2017 BCCA 295: Property Assessment; Contamination; Value to Owner; Market Value ~ Counsel Comments provided by R. Bruce Hallsor, Q.C. and Colin G. Simkus, Counsel for the Appellant                                                                                            M.M. v. T.B., 2017 BCCA 296: Family Law; Aboriginal Heritage and Identity; Adoption; Best Interests of the Child ~  Counsel Comments provided by Graeme Hooper and Jasmeet Wahid, Counsel for the Respondents M.M. and R.M.                                                        Paterson v. Burgess, 2017 BCCA 298: Real Property; Stratas; Statutory Building Scheme ~ Counsel Comments provided by L. John Alexander, Counsel for the Appellant Burgess                                       J.P. v. British Columbia (Children and Family Development), 2017 BCCA 308: Civil Procedure; Fresh Evidence; Inadmissible Evidence; Procedural Fairness; Miscarriage of Justice ~ Counsel Comments provided by Morgan Camley, Counsel for the Appellant B.G.


Alberta Take Five October 2017 cover Summarized Cases:

Waquan v. Canada (Attorney General), 2017 ABCA 279: First Nations; Treaty Rights; Standing; Derivative Claims ~ Counsel Comments provided by Jeffrey R.W. Rath, Counsel for the Appellants
Johnson v. Alberta Criminal Injuries Review Board, 2017 ABCA 281: Tribunals; Alberta Criminal Injuries Review Board; Infection; Criminal Record                                                                                         Liu v. Hamptons Golf Course Ltd., 2017 ABCA 303: Property law; Restrictive Covenants; Injunctions; Golf Course                                Alberta College of Pharmacists v. Sobeys West Inc., 2017 ABCA 306: Areas Self-Regulating Professions; Loyalty Points; Standard of Review; Ultra vires                                                                             Suncor Energy Inc v. Unifor Local 707A, 2017 ABCA 313: Labour Law; Grievance Arbitration; Drug and Alcohol Testing; Privacy Rights ~ Counsel Comments provided by Hugh McPhail, Q.C., Counsel for the Intervenors Mining Association of Canada and Enform Canada


Alberta Take Five November 2017 cover Summarized Cases:

Secure 2013 Group Inc v. Tiger Calcium Services Inc., 2017 ABCA 31: Anton Piller Orders; Mareva Injunctions; Civil Enforcement Act; Attachment Orders ~ Counsel Comments provided by Matt Pruski, Counsel for the Appellant/ Respondent Lianguang Hu aka Stephen Hu                                                                                                           Kay Kay Corporation v. Condominium Corporation No. 072 4807, 2017 ABCA 335: Civil Litigation; Real Property; Apportionment; Doctrine of Judicial Notice ~ Counsel Comments provided by Kevin P. Chapotelle, Counsel for the Appellant, Kay Kay Corporation Bruderheim Community Church v. Board of Elders of the Canadian District of the Moravian Church In America, 2017 ABCA 343: Interim Injunctions; Eviction; Title in Land ~ Counsel Comments provided by Richard Harrison, Counsel for the Appellants                                                                                               Kozak v. Lacombe (County), 2017 ABCA 351: Municipal Law; Municipal Powers; Ultra vires; Services; Communal Sanitary Sewage Collection                                                                                               Edmonton Police Association v. Edmonton (City), 2017 ABCA 355: Labour Law; Grievance; Employment Restrictions; Testamentary Risk ~ Counsel Comments provided by Geoff Hope and Dana Adams, Counsel for the Appellant/Respondent on Cross Appeal, Edmonton Police Service (City of Edmonton)


Alberta Take Five December 2017 cover Summarized Cases:

Goodswimmer v. Canada (Attorney General), 2017 ABCA 365: First Nations; Treaty Rights; Reserves; Land in Severalty; Summary Dismissal                                                                                                Precision Drilling Canada Limited Partnership v. Yangarra Resources Ltd., 2017 ABCA 378: Summary Judgment; Fraud; Recklessness ~ Counsel Comments provided by Trevor McDonald and Sydney Black, Counsel for the Appellants                                    Garneau Community League v. Edmonton (City), 2017 ABCA 374: Municipal Law; Development Approval; Standard of Review ~ Counsel Comments provided by Kim Wakefield, Q.C., Counsel for the Appellants                                                                                         Carbone v. McMahon, 2017 ABCA 384: Practice of Law; Judicial Impartiality; Bias; Defamation                                                                 Wandler v. Crandall, 2017 ABCA 391: Family Law; Relocation; Best Interests of the Child


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