Lloyd's Brief: Canadian Legal Perspectives

A collage of construction, railway, canadian flag, wheat and oil rig

January 3, 2018

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Case Commentary: Himark Homes Ltd. v Janas, 2017 BCSC 1719 and Subrogated Warranty Claims Against Building Consultants

Karen L. Weslowski

Introduction All new homes constructed in British Columbia are required to be protected by home warranty insurance obtained by the builder.  Generally, pursuant to the terms and conditions of the warranty insurance, the builder is required to remediate any deficiencies...

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Cybersecurity In Canada: What to Expect in 2018

Imran Ahmad

Globally, 2017 saw a year-over-year increase from 2016 in the number cyberattacks and data breaches that were reported in the media and to various regulators. Canadian organizations (public and private) were no exception to this global trend. Interestingly, attackers did...

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Liability Issues for Architects Revisited: An Analysis of Vermilion & District Housing Foundation v Binder Construction Limited

Mark E. Alexander

In the June 6, 2017 decision of Vermilion & District Housing Foundation v Binder Construction Limited, 2017 ABQB 365, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench considered claims by a building owner against multiple parties arising from alleged defects with the...

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