Author Archives: Jassmine Girgis

About Jassmine Girgis

B.A. (Calgary); LL.B. (With Distinction) (Western); LL.M. (Cambridge). Associate Professor. Member of the Ontario Bar. Please click here for more information.

Fundamental Breach and Repudiatory Breach of Contract

PDF Version: Fundamental Breach and Repudiatory Breach of Contract Case commented on: John Barlot Architect Ltd. v 413481 Alberta Ltd., 2013 ABQB 388 The doctrine of fundamental breach has caused much confusion, in part because of its relationship to the … Continue reading

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Beyond the Four Corners of the Contract: The Parol Evidence Rule, Implied Terms and the Duty of Good Faith

PDF Version: Beyond the Four Corners of the Contract: The Parol Evidence Rule, Implied Terms and the Duty of Good Faith Case commented on: Bhasin v Hrynew, 2013 ABCA 98, leave to appeal granted, 2013 CanLII 53400 (SCC) This appeal … Continue reading

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Contractual Interpretation and Context

PDF version: Contractual Interpretation and Context Case commented on: Ziegler v Green Acres (Pine Lake) Ltd, 2013 ABQB 349. Ziegler v Green Acres (Pine Lake) Ltd is a case that revolves around one provision in a unanimous shareholder agreement (USA). … Continue reading

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Indalex: Priority of Provincial Deemed Trusts in a CCAA Restructuring

PDF version: Indalex: Priority of Provincial Deemed Trusts in a CCAA Restructuring Case considered: Sun Indalex Finance, LLC et al v United Steelworkers et al, 2013 SCC 6. Introduction On February 1, 2013, Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC” or “Court”) … Continue reading

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Damages for Mental Distress in Breach of Contract

PDF version: Damages for Mental Distress in Breach of Contract  Case considered: J.O. v. Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School, 2010 ABQB 559  In J.O. v. Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School, the court awarded the plaintiff damages for mental distress arising from breach of contract. The facts … Continue reading

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