2019 Q1 Legal Update for the Surety Association of Canada, BC Chapter

Presenters: Andrew Schleichkorn and Christopher Schuld

  1. Capital Steel Inc. v. Chandos Construction Ltd., 2019 ABCA 32  - an Alberta Court of Appeal reversal of a trial decision related to construction parties trying to contract themselves out of bankruptcy principles
  2. Lopes Ltd. v. Guarantee Co. of North America et al., 2019 ONSC 804 – an Ontario Supreme Court decision where a sub-trade was able to reap the benefits of an L&M bond and profits from completion work
  3. LTS Infrastructure Services Limited Partnership v. Rohl Enterprises Ltd. et al., 2019 NWTSC 10 – the NWT Supreme Court ruling on document admissibility, addressing when a surety’s claim file is producible or privileged
  4. Bondfield Construction Company, Re, 2019 ONSC 2310 – the Ontario Supreme Court’s acceptance of an Initial Order in a CCAA proceeding for the orderly completion of Bondfield’s ongoing project