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27 Sep

Lack of written contract for home construction project results in dispute with contractor

Monday, September 27, 2021James R.G. CookLitigationConstruction , Home Construction, Renovations, Construction Act

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Major home construction projects involve a substantial investment of time and money. There is typically a high amount of stress involved for homeowners over the scope of...

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28 Dec

Housing construction project turned sour results in personal liability and dismissal of defamation claim

Monday, December 28, 2020Stephen A. ThieleLitigation, Real EstateAlberta, Construction , Fraud, Dream Home, Kickbacks

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Although building a house can take much planning and hard work in securing a developer, labour and material, it is meant to be a joyous exercise which...

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19 Jul

Constructive Construction – Serious Legal Changes

Thursday, July 19, 2018Litigation, Construction LawConstruction , Education, Building, Liens

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Sweeping reforms to the Construction Lien Act received Royal Assent in December 2017. The law of construction liens and payments has been modernized and updated and a...

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11 Jan

Construction Lien Act: Proposed change highlights

Wednesday, January 11, 2017Bryan SkolnikLitigationConstruction

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The Ministry of the Attorney General recently released a report reviewing Ontario’s Construction Lien Act.

While the Ministry supports maintaining the current lien/holdback regime, it also recommends....

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