Monthly Archives: February 2008

Two cases concerning the Statute of Frauds (1677, U.K.)

Cases Considered: Leoppky v. Meston, 2008 ABQB 45, Wasylyshyn v. Wasylyshyn, 2008 ABQB 39 PDF Version: Two cases concerning the Statute of Frauds (1677, U.K.) A statute enacted over 350 years ago by a Parliament sitting in London, England was … Continue reading

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The Standard of Review on Appeals of Masters’ Decisions to the Court of Queen’s Bench

Cases Considered: Canada (Attorney General) v. Chak, 2008 ABQB 103 PDF Version: The Standard of Review on Appeals of Masters’ Decisions to the Court of Queen’s Bench Canada (Attorney General) v. Chak appears to be the first written decision by … Continue reading

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City Amends Land Use Bylaw in Bad Faith

Cases Considered: Airport Self Storage and R.V. Centre Ltd. v. Leduc (City), 2008 ABQB 12 PDF Version: City Amends Land Use Bylaw in Bad Faith Although municipal councils in Alberta are generally entitled to amend land use bylaws by following … Continue reading

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Canada Safeway’s Charter Right to Freedom of Expression Not Violated by Privacy Legislation When it Reported Co-op Employee’s Unique Shopping Methods

Cases Considered: Canada Safeway Limited v. Shineton, 2007 ABQB 773 PDF Version: Canada Safeway’s Charter Right to Freedom of Expression Not Violated by Privacy Legislation When it Reported Co-op Employee’s Unique Shopping Methods In a judicial review of a decision … Continue reading

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Security for Costs on Appeals by Impecunious and Vexatious Litigants

Cases Considered: Opal v. White, 2008 ABCA 25 PDF Version: Security for Costs on Appeals by Impecunious and Vexatious Litigants The very short judgment of Mr. Justice Frans Slatter in Opal v. White is an unlikely candidate for a comment. … Continue reading

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Calculating the Price of Gas: Wet or Dry?

Cases Considered: Cargill Gas Marketing Ltd. v. Alberta Northeast Gas Limited, 2008 ABQB 59 PDF Version: Calculating the Price of Gas: Wet or Dry? When gas is sold on the basis of its thermal or heating value it is necessary … Continue reading

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Severing a Joint Tenancy Without Adequate Notice to the Other Joint Tenant

Cases Considered: Felske (Estate of) v. Donszelmann, 2007 ABQB 682 PDF Version: Severing a Joint Tenancy Without Adequate Notice to the Other Joint Tenant This is one of those estates cases where the facts cry out for a particular result. … Continue reading

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A Fight Over Estate Jurisdiction

Cases Considered: Re Foote (Estate Of), 2007 ABQB 654 Keywords: conflict of laws, jurisdiction, estates, poison pill clause, family relief PDF Version: A Fight Over Estate Jurisdiction Introduction Conflicts scholars tend to be fascinated with choice of law problems and … Continue reading

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