On September 15, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its highly-anticipated decision in Ledcor Construction Limited v. Northbridge Indemnity Insurance Company (“Ledcor”), which provides important guidance on the interpretation and application of standard “faulty workmanship” exclusions …Keep reading
Many owners, particularly large corporations or public entities, require contractors to provide a labour and material payment bond to ensure that sub-trades are paid and (hopefully) avoid protracted payment disputes. A typical labour and material bond creates a tri-partite relationship …Keep reading
On September 18, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada issued reasons for judgment in Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd. v. Structal Heavy Steel, 2015 SCC 43. While in many respects the decision simply confirmed the remedies available to …Keep reading
On most construction projects involving multiple contractors and sub-contractors, it is common for the owner or general contractor to obtain course of construction insurance (also known as “builder’s risk” insurance) to provide repair or replacement coverage for damage to the …Keep reading
Construction disputes often give rise to lengthy litigation, involving many defendants with varying interests. Some defendants may wish to defend the action in court, while others may want to negotiate a settlement.
In order to facilitate the partial settlement of …Keep reading
Overview of the new Limitation Act
The new Limitation Act came into force on June 1st, 2013. The new Act contains a number of substantive changes from the existing regime. Highlighted below are four key changes that are likely …Keep reading