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Legal Wit —

The trial began, quite unremarkably, on a sunny summer day in July of 2011.

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This post explains how to effectively search on WestlawNext Canada, using either plain language or Boolean terms and connectors methods.

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This post discusses a recent decisions of the BC Court of Appeal that discusses whether costs awards can include interest for disbursement loans.

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This post summarizes a Nova Scotia Small Claims case in which homeowners sued their home inspector for negligence. Despite the finding of negligence, the inspector was able to enforce the limitation of liability clause in the contract.

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Phrase of the Week - Matters of General Importance

Valemont Group Ltd. v. Philmor Goldplate Homes Inc. | 2010 CarswellOnt 3991 (Ont. Div. Ct.) Sachs J.

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Legal Wit — No Need To Insult Snails

There is no doubt that the delay in this case is inordinate in the extreme.

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This post discusses a recent application for an interim custody order which departed significantly from the status quo.

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R. v. Pick | 2014 CarswellSask 677 | Saskatchewan Provincial Court

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Legal Wit — Keep it Simple!

To quote Einstein, if you can't explain it to a 12-year-old, you don't understand it yourself.

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This post discusses a recent decisions of the BC Court of Appeal that discusses whether the "rough and ready" approach is appropriate when awarding special costs.

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This post summarizes a recent Alberta Court of Queen's Bench decision about enforcement of a "No Pets" clauses by a condominium corporation.

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Phrase of the Week - Make Available

Diamond Robinson Building Ltd. v. Conn | 2010 CarswellBC 115 (B.C. S.C.) | Brown J.

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