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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


When is a building contract a joint venture?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • January 8 2012

A difficult issue that may arise between contractors and subcontractors is the nature of their contractual relationship


Is the owner liable for delaying the commencement of the building project?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • July 30 2012

Time is money on a building project


Is certainty an essential element of a building contract?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • September 15 2012

Courts are often unwilling to hold that an agreement is unenforceable for uncertainty when, by all appearances, the parties intended to make a contract


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?


An insurance clause does not necessarily bar a claim by the owner
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • February 21 2012

When does an insurance clause in a construction contract bar a claim by the owner against the contractor?


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


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


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