Publications

Private Business Transitions: Part 1: Family

By: David W. Harvey

Recently, RBS lawyers Silvana M. Facchin and David W. Harvey were part of a...

RBS Business Lawyers Author Third Edition of Make Your Move

The business lawyers at Richards Buell Sutton LLP have authored the third edition of the firm’s “Make Your Move”...

Court of Appeal Confirms Replacement Cost Available Without Rebuild

By: Ryan A. Shaw

In most contexts, insureds will only be entitled to replacement cost value (“RCV”) under a...

Buying or Selling a Business in British Columbia? Make Your Move.

By: Doug Cottier

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business suggested in late 2018 that “[d]uring the next decade, 72%...

Using the Wrong Policy Wording to Deny Coverage Does Not Extend the Limitation Period

By: RBS

A recent ruling from the Alberta Queen’s Bench confirmed a lower court’s decision that an inadvertent mistake by...

Insurance Act Appraisals – A Court’s Guide on Mechanics

By: RBS

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently examined the interaction of various provisions in the Insurance Act,...

Upcoming Changes to Trust Filing Requirements

By: RBS

Are you the trustee of an express trust? Be prepared for significant changes to your CRA reporting requirements.

Changes...

Statutory Condition 1 – The Truth, the Half-Truth and the Outright Lie: Why questions insurers ask are as important as answers insureds provide

By: RBS

Pursuant to Statutory Condition 1, a misrepresentation made at the time of an application for insurance may void...

COVID-19 and Commercial Landlords: What Can You Tell Tenants?

By: RBS

COVID-19 has required all of us to navigate new situations, with little guidance from the past. One particular...

A How-To Guide for Restaurants and Small Businesses: How to Do Contact Tracing and Other COVID Precautions Without Breaching Privacy Laws

By: RBS

With the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants and other small businesses are facing a number of new requirements for contact...

B.C. Court of Appeal Weighs in on Legal Representation in CRT Proceedings

By: C. Nicole Mangan

A recent Court of Appeal decision, The Owners, Strata Plan NW 2572 v. Booth,...

Canada’s COVID Alert App: What Businesses and Individuals Need to Know

By: RBS

On July 31, 2020, the federal government released the COVID Alert app. The COVID Alert app has been...