Commercial & General Litigation



Alberta Court of Appeal upholds ruling: City negligent in CTrain attack
CBC News
Trevor McDonald


Private federal corporations will need to keep record of shareholders with significant control as of June 2019
Client Bulletin - March 2019
By Andrew Sunter, Bronwyn Inkster and Paul Beke


Alberta Court of Appeal affirms balance of probabilities in new test for summary judgment
Litigation Bulletin - February 2019
By Julia Lisztwan, Michael Deyholos and Paul Beke


The Court clarifies the “unassailable” standard for Summary Judgment in O’Chiese Energy Limited Partnership v Bellatrix Exploration Ltd.
BD&P Litigation Bulletin, February 2019
by Kylan Kidd and Seamus White (Student at Law)


Alberta Appeal Judge finds that unfounded fears, however genuine, do not qualify as harm to Aboriginal Rights
Litigation Bulletin - January 2019
by Craig Alcock and Paul Beke


Kicking the Certification Can Down the Road: the Evolution of Judicial Discretion in Class Action Litigation – A Western Perspective
Class Action Defence Quarterly
Donald Chernichen, Andrew Sunter and Brendan Downey


Supreme Court of Canada finds no duty to consult with First Nations in the development of new legislation
BD&P General & Commercial Litigation Bulletin - October 2018
by Evan Dixon, Robert Martz and Brendan Downey


A Summary of Canadian Natural Resources Limited v. Wood Group Mustang (Canada) Inc., 2018
OnPoint Legal Research
by Jeffrey Sharpe, Andrew Sunter and Robert Martz


Rule against overcompensation in Pierringer settlements should be applied generously in favour of plaintiffs
BD&P Litigation Bulletin - September 2018
Paul Beke, Andrew Sunter and Robert Martz


Federal Court Quashes Approval of Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion
BD&P Client Bulletin - August 2018
Evan Dixon, Robert Martz and Seamus White, Student-at-Law


No Free Beer – R. v. Comeau and its Effects on Inter-Provincial Trade
BD&P Litigation Bulletin - April 2018
Robert Martz and Paul Chiswell


The Court of Appeal Brings Clarity to Summary Judgment Applications
BD&P Litigation Bulletin
Craig Alcock and Sydney Black


Alberta Court of Appeal Opens the Door in Yangarra v Precision Drilling: Exclusion Clauses May not Bar Liability for Reckless Misrepresentation
BD&P Energy Newsletter - December 2017
Paul Beke, Trevor McDonald and Deirdre Fleming, Student-at-Law


A Closer Look at Contractual “No-variation” Clauses
BD&P Energy Newsletter - December 2017
Marika Strobl


Supreme Court of Canada Sets Limit on Duty to Consult and Religious Freedom in Ktunaxa v B.C.
BD&P Energy Newsletter - December 2017
Paul Beke and Ashton Butler, Student-at-Law


Supreme Court of Canada Affirms Test for Personal Liability of a Director for Oppressive Conduct
BD&P Securities Newsletter - October 2017
Payton Holliss, Student-at-Law


BC’s Civil Resolution Tribunal: A Case for Expanding Online Dispute Resolution in Canada
Case Comment in Saskatchewan Law Review - May 2017
Ashton Butler


Transactional Common Interest Privilege: Can you Safely Share Privileged Documents with a Transacting Party?
BD&P Commercial Transactions Newsletter - April 2017
Julia Lisztwan


Ordinary Meaning of Language in Standard Form Contracts Trumps Interpretation Based on Industry Knowledge
BD&P Client Bulletin - February 2017
Paul Beke and Emily McDermott


The Supreme Court of Canada Speaks to Rectification in ​Fairmont Hotels
BD&P Client Bulletin - December 2016
Paul Beke and Darian Khan


Case Comment on Gault Estate vs Gault Estate, 2016 ABCA 208
Take Five Onpoint Legal Reseach, Alberta Edition, July 2016
Dan McDonald, Q.C. and Joanne Luu


Unjust Enrichment: Do Subcontractors Have Common Law Remedies Against Owners?
BD&P Construction Newsletter - July 2016
by David de Groot, Jordan Otrhalek and Larissa Roche


Kidnap, Ransom and Extortion Insurance: Will the Policy Pay Out?
BD&P Commercial Transactions Insurance - July 2016
by Brianna Guenther and Heather Maxted, Summer Research Student


Garnishees: What Employers Need to Know
BD&P Employment & Labour Newsletter - December 2015
Rachel West and Simina Ionescu-Mocanu