Category Archives: Property

Oral Promises of Land and Controversial Issues in the Doctrine of Part Performance

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Oral Promises of Land and Controversial Issues in the Doctrine of Part Performance Case Commented On: Jordan v Skwarek, 2016 ABQB 380 (CanLII) As Master John T. Prowse noted, the facts of this case are … Continue reading

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Expiration of Confidentiality also gives Boards the Liberty to Copy and Distribute

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Expiration of Confidentiality also gives Boards the Liberty to Copy and Distribute Case Commented On: Geophysical Services Incorporated v Encana Corporation, 2016 ABQB 230 This decision involves rights to seismic data. Under Canadian law (and … Continue reading

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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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Can a Co-owner Acquire Title to Their Co-owner’s Share through Adverse Possession?

By: Nickie Nikolaou PDF Version: Can a Co-owner Acquire Title to Their Co-owner’s Share through Adverse Possession? Case Commented On: Denesik v Verhulst Estate, 2016 ABQB 36 Acquiring title through adverse possession in Alberta is difficult and successful cases are … Continue reading

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Can We Keep the Horses in the Barn? Investigation Report on Alberta Environment’s Destruction of Records after the 2015 Provincial Election

By: Linda McKay-Panos PDF Version: Can We Keep the Horses in the Barn? Investigation Report on Alberta Environment’s Destruction of Records after the 2015 Provincial Election Report Commented On: Information and Privacy Commissioner, Public Interest Commissioner, Investigation Report on Alleged … Continue reading

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