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.

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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“On Its Own Motion”: Section 23.1(1) Judicature Act

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: “On Its Own Motion”: Section 23.1(1) Judicature Act Case Commented On: Lymer v Jonsson, 2016 ABCA 32 (CanLII) This very short decision by the Alberta Court of Appeal made an easy, but very important, … Continue reading

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