Author Archives: Jonnette Watson Hamilton

About Jonnette Watson Hamilton

B.A. (Alta.), LL.B. (Dal.), LL.M. (Col.). Professor. Member of the Alberta Bar. Please click here for more information.

You Can’t Rely on a Motor Vehicle’s Mechanical Fitness Assessment

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: You Can’t Rely on a Motor Vehicle’s Mechanical Fitness Assessment Case Commented On: R v 954355 Alberta Inc (The Fast Lane), 2016 ABPC 229 (CanLII) The Fast Lane, a used car dealership in Calgary, was … Continue reading

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No Priority for a Matrimonial Property Certificate of Lis Pendens Sandwiched Between Writs of Enforcement

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: No Priority for a Matrimonial Property Certificate of Lis Pendens Sandwiched Between Writs of Enforcement Case Commented On: Singh v Mangat, 2016 ABQB 349 (CanLII) The issue in Singh v Mangat was one of priority: … Continue reading

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Putting the Negative in Restrictive Covenants

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Putting the Negative in Restrictive Covenants Case Commented On: Russell v Ryan, 2016 ABQB 526 (CanLII) This is a restrictive covenant case involving a planned golf course and an adjacent residential subdivision. It does not … Continue reading

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The ‘Colourless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously’ Problem with Organized Pseudo-Legal Commercial Arguments

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: The ‘Colourless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously’ Problem with Organized Pseudo-Legal Commercial Arguments Case Commented On: Dove v Canada, 2016 FCA 231 (CanLII) The Federal Court of Appeal decision in Dove v The Queen is an … Continue reading

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Oral Promises of Land and Controversial Issues in the Doctrine of Part Performance

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Oral Promises of Land and Controversial Issues in the Doctrine of Part Performance Case Commented On: Jordan v Skwarek, 2016 ABQB 380 (CanLII) As Master John T. Prowse noted, the facts of this case are … Continue reading

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