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The duty to defend: what are the indemnity obligations in construction contracts?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • July 3 2011

A recent Ontario decision regarding the duty to defend against claims may have wide reaching implications for construction law even though the action did not involve a building contract


Contractors beware: don’t rely on quantum meruit to fill a gap in a contract
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • March 13 2011

The principles of contract interpretation and quantum meruit are obviously quite distinct


What does a CGL policy cover after progressive homes?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • September 30 2012

The decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Progressive Homes Ltd. v. Lombard General Insurance Co of Canada is a seminal decision with respect to the application of CGL policies to the construction industry


Tercon Contractors? The latest chapter
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • March 2 2012

The 2010 decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Tercon Contractors Ltd v. British Columbia (Transportation and Highways) is one of the most important recent Canadian decisions relating contract law


Does an interim lender to a construction project owe a duty of care?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 20 2012

Construction projects don’t often proceed without a lender


How many times can a contractor sue the owner under the same construction contract?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 13 2012

Can a contractor bring several claims against the owner arising from the same building contract?


When does an arbitral limitation period commence?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • August 28 2012

An arbitration is usually considered to be a less formal type of dispute resolution than court litigation


May a contractor sue a subcontractor when it agreed with the owner to obtain project insurance?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • July 2 2012

One of the most difficult issues in Canadian construction law is the impact of insurance on claims between owners, contractors and subcontractors


Can an agent claim damages as an owner under a building contract?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 30 2012

Agents of contractors and subcontractors often play a role and assert rights during construction projects


When is the main building contract incorporated by reference into the subcontract?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • April 22 2012

Most standard form building contracts provide for the incorporation of the main contract into the subcontract