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.

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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For Shame: An Obvious and Fundamental Breach of Natural Justice by the Residential Tenancies Dispute Resolution Service (RTDRS)

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: For Shame: An Obvious and Fundamental Breach of Natural Justice by the Residential Tenancies Dispute Resolution Service (RTDRS) Case Commented On: Kerr v Coulombe, 2016 ABQB 11 (CanLII) A tenant, Gary Kerr, showed up … Continue reading

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Setting Aside Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service Orders for Problems with Service: It Can’t Be Done

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Setting Aside Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service Orders for Problems with Service: It Can’t Be Done Case Commented On: Abougouche v Miller, 2015 ABQB 724 (CanLII) As the recently-appointed Master in Chambers, James R. … Continue reading

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The Residential Tenancies Act and Domestic Violence: Facilitating Flight?

By: Jennifer Koshan and Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: The Residential Tenancies Act and Domestic Violence: Facilitating Flight? Legislation Commented On: Bill 204: Residential Tenancies (Safer Spaces for Victims of Domestic Violence) Amendment Act, 2015 Bill 204, the Residential Tenancies … Continue reading

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Reasonable Notice of Termination in an Executive, Short-Term Employment Context

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Reasonable Notice of Termination in an Executive, Short-Term Employment Context Case Commented On: Bahrami v AGS Flexitallic Inc, 2015 ABQB 536 (CanLII) The issue in this case was the appropriate amount of severance pay … Continue reading

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Section 6 of the Federal Interest Act is Obsolete

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Section 6 of the Federal Interest Act is Obsolete Case Commented On: David v Premiere Canadian Mortgage Corporation, 2015 ABQB 505 (CanLII) In this decision, Justice Robert A. Graesser makes an interesting policy argument … Continue reading

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“Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams”

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: “Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams” Case Commented On: Hood v Skauge, 2015 ABQB 476 (CanLII) Those who are old enough to remember — and who liked — the 1984-1995 TV show, “Lifestyles of the … Continue reading

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Sources of Superior Courts’ Jurisdiction to Declare Litigants to be Vexatious

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Sources of Superior Courts’ Jurisdiction to Declare Litigants to be Vexatious Case Commented On: Sikora Estate (Re), 2015 ABQB 467 (CanLII) This decision indirectly raises a question about the jurisdiction of Alberta’s Court of … Continue reading

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