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    Lisa is the head of the firm’s Research and Opinions Group. She prepares opinions, pleadings, factums and briefs on a broad range of legal topics. A large number of the opinions and other legal writing she has produced are in relation ...

Since we wrote our blog post of March 30, 2020, entitled “Suspension of Mandatory Limitation Periods & Other Mandatory Time Periods for Commencement of Proceedings in British Columbia,” there has been an important change to the law in B.C.

Ministerial Order No. M086 (the “Prior Order”), discussed in that blog post, was repealed and replaced by Ministerial Order ...

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Most claims that have to be pursued by way of a court proceeding are subject to a limitation period, i.e., a time period within which the court proceeding must be commenced. Failing to commence the proceeding within the limitation period results in the claim being barred.

The basic limitation period under the Limitation Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 13, is two years from the date the ...

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On March 3, 2020, the B.C. Legislature gave third reading to Bill 7 -- 2020, which will repeal and replace the current Arbitration Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 55 (the “Current Act”) with a new Arbitration Act (the "New Act").

This is the first major overhaul since the Commercial Arbitration Act, S.B.C. 1986, c. 3 (the predecessor to the Current Act) replaced the Arbitration ...

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Posted in Commercial, Torts

On January 31, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in A.I. Enterprises Ltd. v. Bram Enterprises Ltd., 2014 SCC 12. This is an important commercial decision as it clarifies and narrows the scope of the tort of unlawful interference in economic relations. Canadian businesses will also welcome the Court's reference to commercial certainty as one of the ...

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