Category Archives: Conflict of Laws

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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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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A Fight Over Estate Jurisdiction

Cases Considered: Re Foote (Estate Of), 2007 ABQB 654 Keywords: conflict of laws, jurisdiction, estates, poison pill clause, family relief PDF Version: A Fight Over Estate Jurisdiction Introduction Conflicts scholars tend to be fascinated with choice of law problems and … Continue reading

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Choice-of-Law Principles and the Guarantees Acknowledgment Act

Cases Considered: Can-Am Produce & Trading Ltd. v. Kan Yan Trading Co. Ltd., 2007 ABQB 738 PDF Version: Choice-of-Law Principles and the Guarantees Acknowledgment Act Introduction Alberta’s Guarantees Acknowledgment Act (G.A.A.), R.S.A. 2000, c. G-11, is a unique piece of … Continue reading

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