Monthly Archives: May 2008

Royalty Changes in Alberta: Why are we waiting? (to the tune of “O Come All ye Faithful”)

PDF Version: Royalty Changes in Alberta: Why are we waiting? (to the tune of “O Come All ye Faithful”) One of the most damning indictments contained in the Report of the Royalty Review Panel in the fall of last year … Continue reading

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Provincial Court Small Claims Appeals: When is an appeal by way of trial de novo appropriate?

Cases Considered: Rezources Inc. v. Gift Lake Development Corp., 2008 ABQB 254 PDF Version:  Provincial Court Small Claims Appeals: When is an appeal by way of trial de novo appropriate?  Section 51 of the Provincial Court Act, R.S.A. 2000 Ch. … Continue reading

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Leave to Intervene Denied to Insurance Co. in Appeal of Cap on Minor Injuries

Cases Considered: Pedersen v. Alberta, 2008 ABCA 192 PDF Version: Leave to Intervene Denied to Insurance Co. in Appeal of Cap on Minor Injuries As noted in a previous post, on February 8, 2008, Associate Chief Justice Neil Wittmann of … Continue reading

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Do Common-Law Spouses have Dower Rights?

Cases Considered: Nielson v. Paumier Estate, 2008 ABCA 159 PDF Version:  Do Common-Law Spouses have Dower Rights? Strictly speaking, Mr. Justice Jack Watson’s decision in Nielsen v. Paumier Estate is simply a decision denying an application to restore an appeal … Continue reading

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Federal Court upholds nullification of Kearl oil sands authorization

Cases Considered: Imperial Oil Resources Ventures Limited v. Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development et al, 2008 FC 598 PDF Version: Federal Court upholds nullification of Kearl oil sands authorization The Federal Court’s decision in Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development v. … Continue reading

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