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.

The Harsh Consequences of Ignoring the Dower Act

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: The Harsh Consequences of Ignoring the Dower Act Case Commented On: Joncas v Joncas, 2017 ABCA 50 (CanLII) If you are a married Albertan with a piece of real property registered in your name alone, … Continue reading

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Residential Tenancy Agreements, Options to Purchase, In Terrorem Clauses, and Relief from Forfeiture

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton  PDF Version: Residential Tenancy Agreements, Options to Purchase, In Terrorem Clauses, and Relief from Forfeiture Case Commented On: Dreamworks Ventures Ltd v Dye, 2017 ABPC 20 (CanLII) This residential tenancy case, arising in the context of a … Continue reading

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Street v Mountford Applied to Decide: A Residential Tenancy Agreement or a Licence?

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Street v Mountford Applied to Decide: A Residential Tenancy Agreement or a Licence? Case Commented On: Singh v RJB Developments Inc., 2016 ABPC 305 (CanLII) This Provincial Court decision by Judge Jerry LeGrandeur, Associate Chief … Continue reading

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The Vexing Question of Authority to Grant Vexatious Litigant Orders

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: The Vexing Question of Authority to Grant Vexatious Litigant Orders Case Commented On: Hok v Alberta, 2016 ABQB 651 (CanLII) Hok v Alberta is an unusual vexatious litigant decision for three reasons. First, the Minister … Continue reading

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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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