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Recent developments in the Canadian law of contract

  • Field Law
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  • Canada
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  • March 25 2015

In 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered two decisions relating to the law of contract. Parties doing business in Canada should be aware of

BC Court of Appeal rules Bhasin framework is distinct from implication of contract terms for business efficacy

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
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  • March 22 2015

A few months ago, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Bhasin v Hrynew, aprecedent-setting judgment, recognizing a general organizing

Applications for leave to appeal dismissed- 19 March 2015

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • March 20 2015

On appeal from the judgment of the Court of Appeal for Québec pronounced August 26, 2014. This case concerns two appeals. In the first appeal, the

The Court of Appeal rules on the award of punitive damages under the C.P.A. in class action proceedings

  • Clyde & Co LLP
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  • Canada
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  • March 13 2015

On February 20, the Quebec Court of Appeal upheld the judgments of the Superior Court rendered in the context of four class actions, which will be

International sale of goods: are you applying the correct law?

  • Langlois Kronstrom Desjardins LLP
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  • Canada
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  • March 10 2015

A Quebec company sells goods to a buyer in the U.S. The contract stipulates that Quebec law applies. A dispute arises between the parties, after the

Appeal Court overturns order that province pay damages to timber company over Aboriginal road blockade

  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
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  • Canada
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  • March 9 2015

On February 26, 2015, the Court of Appeal for British Columbia (the Court) in Moulton Contracting Ltd v. British Columbia overturned a trial judge’s

Ontario Court confirms high standard for dissident intervention in shareholder meeting

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • March 4 2015

On January 21, 2015, in the midst of a contentious proxy battle commenced by dissident shareholders of Aberdeen International Inc. ("Aberdeen"

Personal liability

  • Speigel Nichols Fox LLP
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  • Canada
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  • March 2 2015

Owner claimed he did not understand he was dealing with a corporation. Although contract and invoice set out trade name only, contrary to section 2(6

Good faith: two court decisions bring greater certainty, coherence to law governing contract negotiations, performance

  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
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  • Canada
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  • March 2 2015

If you negotiate a contract with another business, do you have a legal obligation to negotiate in good faith? If you have signed a contract with

The weight of the corporate veil: it will be lifted with only the strongest tools

  • Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP
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  • Canada
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  • March 2 2015

The "corporate veil" is an old and well-establish concept. Corporations are separate legal entities under the law and, generally, liability will not