Posts from December 2010.
Posted in Public Law

This post was submitted by Lawson Lundell guest author Laura Bevan.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced on December 20, 2010 that Bell Canada has paid a hefty administrative penalty of $1.3 million and will make an additional voluntary payment of $266,000 as a result of unauthorized telemarketing practices. 

Bell Canada ...

Posted in Real Estate

On December 12, 2010, the trustees of four dissident parishes within the Anglican Church of Canada (the “ACC”) announced that they will ask the Supreme Court of Canada to hear their appeal from the decision that the lands and buildings used by those parishes are held in trust for the ACC.  Effectively, this decision means that those congregations must vacant their lands ...

Posted in Commercial

When Liverpool players take to the pitch, they are greeted by a chorus of cheers as tens of thousands of Liverpudlians sing “You’ll Never Walk Alone” - the Club’s theme. 

In the last 2 months, however, it was the form, tactics and results of lawyers off the pitch which had Liverpool supporters most vocal.  To try and do justice to football pundits, it would go something ...

Posted in Real Estate

Frequent readers of this blog will recall a post from September of this year where we wrote about an interesting case from the B.C. Supreme Court in which a defaulter under a purchase and sale agreement involving certain real property was able to avoid a claim for damages.  The court had found that the vendor did not properly mitigate her damages thereby relieving the defaulting ...

Posted in Banking

In a pair of companion cases, the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously turned down an opportunity to patch over a priority lacuna in the federal Bank Act, S.C. 1991, c. 46 and, instead, held such security could rank after unregistered security granted under Saskatchewan’s Personal Property Security Act, S.S. 1993, c. P-6.2.  In doing so, the Court (quite rightly) rejected a ...


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