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Old Consideration Is No Consideration for Changes to Employee Contract

Canada - February 6 2020 Consideration (or something of value exchanged for something else of value) is a fundamental principle of contract law, with fresh consideration…

"Zipping" liability in the bud: Zip-line waiver withstands court's scrutiny

Canada - June 14 2012 The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently upheld a lower court decision that two customers who signed waivers before embarking on a Zip-Trekking outing were prevented from suing Cougar Mountain Adventures Ltd.

Samuel A. Hyman.

Employee Can't Have Cake and Eat It Too: Court Strikes Employee's Claims for Lack of Jurisdiction

Canada - August 22 2016 The BC Supreme Court recently struck out the majority of the plaintiff's claims on the grounds that the court lacked jurisdiction to adjudicate…

Natalie Cuthill.

Duty to Consult does not Apply to all Aboriginal Concerns

Canada - April 11 2017 It is relatively common knowledge that the government has a “duty to consult” aboriginal groups when undertaking actions or making decisions that…

Robin M. Junger, Ruth Nieuwenhuis.

Supreme Court of Canada holds Aboriginal rights cannot be used to justify road blockades

Canada - May 10 2013 In the latest important decision from the Supreme Court of Canada on Aboriginal law, the court held that individual members of an Aboriginal group…