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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 ...

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The COVID-19 emergency, and resulting measures put in place by governments across Canada, will make it difficult for some companies to fulfill existing contractual obligations.

The purpose of this bulletin is to outline some of the relief that may be available to defaulting parties. Specifically, we will address force majeure clauses, frustration of contracts, and ...

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The new BC Limitation Act came into force on June 1, 2013. One of the significant changes was to reduce the basic limitation period for most claims to two years from the date the claim was discovered. As a result, claims discovered on or after June 1, 2013 will become statute-barred in the very immediate future.

While it is always a good idea to take inventory of potential claims ...

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There has been a flood of commentary and discussion since the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC” or the “Court”) decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew, 2014 SCC 71 (“Bhasin”) was issued on November 13th.

The reasons the case has garnered so much attention from practicing lawyers and legal academics, are twofold:

• The Court created a new duty of honesty in contractual ...

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