Category Archives: Conflict of Laws

Chevron Corp. v Yaiguaje: Judicial Activism and Cross Border Complexity

By: Fenner L. Stewart PDF Version: Chevron Corp. v Yaiguaje: Judicial Activism and Cross Border Complexity Case Commented On: Chevron Corp. v Yaiguaje, 2015 SCC 42 In 2013, Ecuador’s highest court held that Chevron was liable to pay US$9.51 billion to … Continue reading

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Intersection Between Different Legal Areas

PDF version: Intersection Between Different Legal Areas Case commented on: Basha v Lofca, 2013 ABQB 159. Introduction It is quite common for certain legal areas to intersect with others in cases that come before the courts. In the recent Alberta … Continue reading

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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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