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Sometimes a bad deal is just a bad deal: unconscionability and insurance claim settlements in Downer v Pitcher, 2017 NLCA 13
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • March 16 2017

The doctrine of unconscionability is an equitable remedy available in exceptional circumstances where a bargain between parties, be it a settlement


Privilege Prevails: Privacy Commissioner protects solicitor-client communications
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • March 16 2017

After more than five years, the Prince Edward Island Information and Privacy Commissioner (the “Privacy Commissioner”) has completed her review into


The Latest in Labour Law: A Stewart McKelvey Newsletter - Nova Scotia Teachers Union & Government - a synopsis
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • March 7 2017

On February 21, 2017 the Nova Scotia Government passed Bill 75 - the Teachers’ Professional Agreement and Classroom Improvement (2017


Scotia Mortgage Corporation v Furlong: The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador weighs in on the former client rule in commercial transactions
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • March 1 2017

In the recent decision of Scotia Mortgage Corporation v Furlong the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador confirmed that where a law firm acts


The Ordinary Meaning of Insurance: Client Update on the SCC's Decision in Sabean
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • February 21 2017

The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Sabean v Portage La Prairie Mutual Insurance Co, 2017 SCC 7 at the end of January, finally


Outlook for the 2017 Proxy Season
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • February 8 2017

In preparing for the 2017 proxy season, you should be aware of some regulatory changes and institutional investor guidance that may impact disclosure


The Future of Planning and Development on Prince Edward Island - Recent Amendments to the Planning Act
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • January 23 2017

During the fall 2016 legislative sitting, the Province of Prince Edward Island passed legislation that results in significant changes to the Planning


Plaintiffs' medical reports - disclosure obligations in Unifund Assurance Company v. Churchill, 2016 NLCA 73
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • January 10 2017

In Unifund Assurance Company v Churchill, the Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal considered the application of our rules of court and the


Prince Edward Island adopts new Municipal Government Act
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • December 22 2016

Prince Edward Island’s municipal legislation is being modernized with the implementation of the Municipal Government Act (the “MGA”). The legislation


Land Use Planning in Prince Edward Island: The Year in Review
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • December 20 2016

It’s that time of year - the moment when we look back at the year that was and chart our course for the year ahead. For many councillors