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Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book

Summaries of selected recent cases are provided each week to Slaw by Maritime Law Book. Every Sunday we present a precis of the latest summaries, a fuller version of which can be found on MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries at cases.slaw.ca.

This week’s summaries concern:
Indians, Inuit and Métis – Injunctions – Courts – Practice

Nalcor Energy v. NunatuKavut Community Council Inc. et al. 2014 NLCA 46
Indians, Inuit and Métis – Injunctions
Summary: Nalcor Energy was a proponent of the Muskrat Falls Hydro-electric Development on the Lower Churchill River in Labrador (the Generation Project). The Generation Project was released from environmental assessment but its construction had not yet been sanctioned. Nevertheless, Nalcor had obtained certain authorizations to carry out preliminary works (the Preliminary Construction) on or near the Caroline Brook Forestry Road (the Forestry Road). The Forestry Road ran off of the Trans Labrador Highway and …

Chutskoff Estate v. Bonora et al. 2014 ABQB 389
Courts – Practice
Summary: Ths plaintiff, Dr. Brian Chutskoff, sued a named lawyer (Bonara), a second unidentified lawyer and the law firm of Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer (defendants) (RMRF Action), alleging negligence and breach of fiduciary duty. Chutskoff alleged that the defendants agreed to represent him in challenging the Alberta registration of a Saskatchewan judgment, but changed their mind a few days later, thereby compromising his ability to respond to the historically successful registration of the judgment. The RMRF …

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