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 Impact of a Dower Act Life Estate on the Valuation and Distribution of Intestate Estates

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: The Impact of a Dower Act Life Estate on the Valuation and Distribution of Intestate Estates Case Commented On: Estate of Johnson, Rick Allen (Re), 2017 ABQB 399 (CanLII) The deceased, Rick Allen Johnson, died … Continue reading

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Abatement of Rent for Landlord’s Breach of the Minimum Housing and Health Standards

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Abatement of Rent for Landlord’s Breach of the Minimum Housing and Health Standards Case Commented On: C.V. Benefits Inc. v Angus, 2017 ABPC 118 (CanLII) This decision is important for two reasons. First, Assistant Chief … Continue reading

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Interim Measures in a Classic Church Property Dispute

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Interim Measures in a Classic Church Property Dispute Case Commented On: Bruderheim Community Church v Moravian Church in America (Canadian District), 2017 ABQB 355 (CanLII) In this brief judgment, Justice Brian Burrows granted an interim … Continue reading

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“Abandoned Goods” Require Abandoned Premises or Expired/Terminated Tenancies Plus Vacated Premises

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: “Abandoned Goods” Require Abandoned Premises or Expired/Terminated Tenancies Plus Vacated Premises Cases Commented On: Wilderdijk-Streutker v Zhao, 2017 ABPC 24 (CanLII) and Shearer v Shields, 2017 ABPC 108 (CanLII) A landlord can dispose of the … Continue reading

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For Golfers: A Classic Bailment Case with an Exclusion Clause Issue

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: For Golfers: A Classic Bailment Case with an Exclusion Clause Issue Case Commented On: Bloomer v Connaught Golf Club, 2017 ABPC 105 (CanLII) Bailment is an interesting legal concept because it is ubiquitous and because … Continue reading

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