Author Archives: Nicholas Rafferty

About Nicholas Rafferty

B.A., LL.B., M.A., (Cantab.), LL.M. (Ill.) Professor. Member of the Alberta Bar. Please click here for more information.

Recognizing Foreign Divorces: The Public Policy Defence

PDF version: Recognizing Foreign Divorces: The Public Policy Defence Case considered: Zhang v. Lin, 2010 ABQB 420 Zhang v. Lin raised the question of whether a divorce granted in Texas should be recognized in Alberta. Interestingly, the court determined that … Continue reading

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Enforcing a Montana Judgment in Alberta: A Perilous Pursuit?

Case considered: Laasch v. Turenne, 2009 ABQB 267 PDF version: Enforcing a Montana Judgment in Alberta: A Perilous Pursuit A Montana resident secures a large money judgment in his or her home state. The judgment creditor needs to enforce that … Continue reading

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Ability to Sue in Alberta for Injuries Sustained on a Holiday Abroad

Cases considered: Robinson v. Fiesta Hotel Group Resorts, 2008 ABQB 311 PDF Version: Ability to Sue in Alberta for Injuries Sustained on a Holiday Abroad If like many Canadians you decide to take a winter vacation to follow the sun … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with Landlords’ Rights?

Cases Considered: 550 Capital Corp. v. David S. Cheetham Architect Ltd., 2008 ABQB 370 PDF Version: What’s Wrong with Landlords’ Rights? Is it wrong for a landlord to insist on compliance with a term of a commercial lease? The recent … Continue reading

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Jurisdiction In Personam and the Rules for Service Ex Juris

Cases Considered: Wheeler v. 1000128 Alberta Ltd., 2008 ABQB 70, PDF Version: Jurisdiction In Personam and the Rules for Service Ex Juris Introduction Wheeler v. 1000128 Alberta Ltd., 2008 ABQB 70, was a complicated case in which the plaintiff alleged … Continue reading

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