Category Archives: Costs

The Public Interest Exception to the Normal Costs Rule in Litigation

By: Shaun Fluker PDF Version: The Public Interest Exception to the Normal Costs Rule in Litigation Case Commented On: Gendre v Fort Macleod, 2016 ABQB 111 This judgment by Madam Justice K.D. Nixon touches on the public interest exception to … Continue reading

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Costs Not Appropriate in Protection Against Family Violence Act Litigation

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: Costs Not Appropriate in Protection Against Family Violence Act Litigation Case Commented On: Denis v Palmer, 2016 ABQB 54 (CanLII) This is a short comment on a short decision by the Court of Queen’s Bench … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Broadly Interprets s. 99(1) of the National Energy Board Act

PDF version: Supreme Court Broadly Interprets s. 99(1) of the National Energy Board Act  Case considered: Smith v Alliance Pipeline Ltd., 2011 SCC 7 In Smith v Alliance Pipeline Ltd., 2011 SCC 7 (Smith) all nine judges of the Supreme … Continue reading

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Interim Costs and Access to Justice at the Supreme Court of Canada

PDF version: Interim Costs and Access to Justice at the Supreme Court of Canada  Case considered: R. v. Caron, 2011 SCC 5 The Supreme Court recently upheld the Alberta Court of Appeal decision in R. v. Caron, 2009 ABCA 34. … Continue reading

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Legal costs can be an issue in human rights cases

Case considered: Canadian Human Rights Commission v. Attorney General of Canada, et al., 2009 FCA 309, leave to appeal to Supreme Court of Canada granted, SCC Bulletin April 23, 2010, #33507, 2010 CanLII 20527 PDF version: Legal costs can be … Continue reading

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