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Interim Order Prevents One Party from Accessing Contractual Damage Compensation until Appeal is Decided

Veolia Water Technologies Inc. v K+S Potash Canada General Partnership , 2018 SKCA 61  ..

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Failure to Comply with Family Law Court Order May Lead to a Charge of Contempt

Keyes v Keyes, 2018 SKQB 191  ..

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SCC Affirms Approach to Jurisdictional Issues in Internet Defamation Cases - Haaretz.com v Goldhar, 2018 SCC 28

In this case, the Supreme Court of Canada was faced with the question of how courts should deal with a defamation claim where material on the internet is “published” in more than one jurisdiction. The concern was the possible assumption of jurisdiction by an unlimited number of forums.  ..

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City Gave Proper Notice to Vacate and was Not Obligated to Seek Judicial Remedy When Claiming Title to Building after Owner Accumulated Tax Arrears

Embee Diamond Technologies Inc. v Prince Albert (City), 2018 SKCA 44
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Supreme Court of Canada: Religious Association Decisions not Subject to Judicial Review without Underlying Legal Dispute

Judicial Committee of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses v Wall, 2018 SCC 26 ..

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Rental Property Owners are Denied Coverage for Explosion Caused by Tenants: Drug Exclusionary Clause is both Valid and Reasonable in the Circumstances

Carteri v Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance Company, 2018 SKQB 150 ..

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Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench: Personal Social Media Posts May Constitute Professional Misconduct Subject to Discipline by Regulatory Bodies

In Strom v Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association, 2018 SKQB 110  [Strom], a decision released last month, the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench upheld the decision of the Discipline Committee of the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association (the “SRNA”) which found that Ms. Strom had engaged in professional misconduct by posting critical comments of her grandfather’s end-of-life care on Facebook. ..

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Supreme Court of Canada Rules Incidental Restrictions on Interprovincial Trade are Acceptable: Indirect Limits May be Placed on Out-of-Province Alcohol Purchases

The Supreme Court of Canada in R v Comeau, 2018 SCC 15 (“Comeau”) unanimously upheld the constitutionality of a New Brunswick law which places limits on the amount of alcohol that may be purchased from sources other than the New Brunswick Liquor Corporation. ..

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The Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies the Threshold for Mandatory Interlocutory Injunctions

R v Canadian Broadcasting Corp. , 2018 SCC 5  ..

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William Lake Indian Band v Canada (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development), 2018 SCC 4

In this recent Supreme Court of Canada decision, Wagner J. writing for the majority, upheld the William Lake Indian Band’s (the “band”) appeal and restored the Specific Claims Tribunal’s (the “Tribunal”) decision.  ..

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