The following post by Bryn Gray and Stephanie Axmann on our Mining Prospects blog may be of interest to our readers of this blog: Appeals Court Overturns Damages Award to Proponent for Aboriginal Blockade
The article addresses the BC Court of Appeal’s recent decision, Moulton Contracting Ltd. v. British Columbia, 2015 BCCA 89, which overturns a significant trial decision that had ordered the province of British Columbia to pay damages to a logging company arising from a blockade by members of a Treaty 8 First Nation.… Continue Reading
The Supreme Court of Canada released reasons for judgment in one case and denied leave to appeal in two cases of interest to Canadian business and professions.
In Canadian National Railway Co. v. McKercher LLP, 2013 SCC 39, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that a law firm breached its duty to avoid conflicting interests, its duty of commitment to its client’s cause, and its duty of candour to its client when it, without its client’s consent or knowledge, accepted a significant retainer against its client and terminated various retainers with its client in the process. However, the … Continue Reading