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Alberta’s new prompt payment and construction lien legislation: An overview

Canada - September 27 2022 On August 29, 2022, the Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act, RSA 2000, c P-26.4 (the “Act”), came into force in Alberta. The construction lawyers…

Emma L. Johnston, D. Bronwhyn Simmons

It’s only money: Pure economic loss and the decision of Rieger v. Plains Midstream Canada ULC, 2022 ABCA 28

Canada - September 27 2022 On January 31, 2022, the Alberta Court of Appeal (ABCA) issued its decision in Rieger v. Plains Midstream Canada ULC. The ABCA adopted the analysis…

Danielle M. Bouchard

What to expect as the implementation of prompt payment in Alberta looms: The final countdown

Canada - August 18 2022 The Alberta Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act (the “Act”) is set to be implemented on August 29, 2022. As this date approaches, we have some…

Emma L. Johnston

What damages can you lien for? PME Inc v Enerkem Alberta Biofuels LP (Enerkem Alberta Biofuels GP Inc), 2021 ABQB 889

Canada - June 8 2022 The decision of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench in PME Inc v Enerkem Alberta Biofuels LP (Enerkem Alberta Biofuels GP Inc) considers whether the…

Emma L. Johnston, Ryley Schmidt

The interpretation of releases and the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Corner Brook (City) v Bailey

Canada - November 2 2021 In its recent decision in Corner Brook (City) v Bailey, the Supreme Court of Canada discussed the interpretation of releases and, more importantly…

Emma L. Johnston