Contract Law Update: Developments of Note


Lisa Peters, Q.C., delivers her annual update on contract law cases of interest to commercial practitioners. This year’s topics include: 

  • Rectification vs. equitable rescission for mistake – different remedies with different tests and outcomes

  • This year’s boilerplate clause: exclusive vs. non-exclusive forum selection clauses

  • The doctrine of unconscionability after Uber Technologies Inc. v. Heller, 2020 SCC 16 

  • Reconciling inconsistent contract terms

  • Stipulated-consequence-on-insolvency clauses and the anti-deprivation rule (Chandos Construction Ltd. v. Deloitte Restructuring Inc., 2020 SCC 25)

  • The latest word on the duty of good faith from the Supreme Court of Canada

To read the full paper, click here.

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