An Italian restaurant serves up a tale of betrayal and vengeance, featuring financial ruin, a wildfire, and untimely death. Even more interesting, a study of when exactly a landlord acquires liability for a builders’ lien.
Whose decisions are entitled to more deference, a consultant’s or an adjudicator’s?
A tale of risk, ambition, and lies. Also featuring a gold mine in the mountains, Chinese-made mill motors, and the Builders Lien Act.
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Contractor’s Contract With The Buyer Of Land Was A Sufficient Reason To Deny A Construction Lien And Unjust Enrichment Claim To The Contractor
In J. Lepera Contracting Inc. v. Royal Timbers Inc. the Ontario Divisional Court recently dealt with a claim in unjust enrichment by a contractor who
Constructive trust claims are a natural for construction projects. Unpaid subcontractors and suppliers may have improved the land owned by or secured to the owner
In Swift v. Eleven Eleven Architecture Inc., the Alberta Court of Appeal recently considered the impact and scope of a limitation of liability clause in
Construction projects don’t often proceed without a lender. And often there is an interim lender which provides financing pending the advancement of funds by the
Owners and contractors should always avoid undertaking a project without a contract. But if they do build the project without a contract, the British Columbia
The principles of contract interpretation and quantum meruit are obviously quite distinct. But in its recent decision CH2M Hill Energy Canada, Ltd. v. Consumers’ Co-operative