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.

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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Ordinary Self-Represented Litigant or Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Argument Litigant?

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Ordinary Self-Represented Litigant or Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Argument Litigant? Case commented on: Alberta v Greter, 2016 ABQB 293 (CanLII) The September 2012 decision of Meads v Meads, 2012 ABQB 571, established a continuum of litigants, … Continue reading

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Vexatious Proceedings Distinguished from Vexatious Litigants

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Vexatious Proceedings Distinguished from Vexatious Litigants Case commented on: R.O. v D.F., 2016 ABCA 170 (CanLII) This Court of Appeal decision is useful in drawing a distinction between litigation that is vexatious and a litigant … Continue reading

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Calculating Damages for a Trespass to Land, Actionable Per Se

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Calculating Damages for a Trespass to Land, Actionable Per Se Case Commented On: Corlis v Blue Grass Sod Farms Ltd., 2016 ABPC 55 (CanLII) Frank Corlis, the plaintiff in this action, was awarded the … Continue reading

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Don’t Think Twice: The Residential Tenancies Dispute Resolution Board’s Power to Correct for Procedural Unfairness

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Don’t Think Twice: The Residential Tenancies Dispute Resolution Board’s Power to Correct for Procedural Unfairness Case Commented On: Hewitt v Barlow, 2016 ABQB 81 (CanLII) It may be a good idea to accord the … Continue reading

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