Verjee Law Blog & News

How Evidence is Allowed in Arbitration

Arbitration is an alternative dispute resolution process in which the decision is made by one or more neutral third parties called arbitrators.  An arbitrator will consider the matter in dispute and the evidence put forth by the parties, and render a decision in a manner similar to that of a judge. In contrast to decisions rendered by […]

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Verjee Law wins full indemnity costs following a successful Summary Judgment Application and Appeal

Zul Verjee Q.C. was successful in making new law in the area of costs awarded following a successful summary judgment application.  In this case we did better than an offer made and the court awarded what amounted to full indemnity for the legal fees incurred.  Congratulations to our team. https://www.canlii.org/en/ab/abqb/doc/2021/2021abqb853/2021abqb853.html?resultIndex=1

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Pierringer Agreement: Encouraging Parties To Settle In Multi-Party Litigations

A Pierringer Agreement is a great tool for encouraging parties to settle in multi-party litigations. This form of agreement was first introduced in the 1963 decision of the Wisconsin Supreme Court in Pierringer v. Hoger, 124 N.W. 2d 106. A Pierringer Agreement is a form of proportionate share agreement that severs the liability of one (or […]

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Happy Thanksgiving from Verjee Law

From our team to your family…Happy Thanksgiving

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Verjee Law Welcomes Amal Mehio

Verjee Law welcomes Amal Mehio to our litigation team. With Amal’s 15 years of litigation experience as a Paralegal she works directly with lawyers and clients throughout the litigation process.

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Zul Verjee Q.C. has been named to the 2022 Best Lawyers™ list in Canada for Corporate and Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law.

Verjee & Associates is pleased to announce that Zul Verjee Q.C. has been included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning […]

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Verjee Law Welcomes New Articling Student

Verjee Law welcomes Nicholas Austin to the firm as a new Articling Student! Nicholas is a recent graduate of the University of Calgary Faculty of Law program. He actively gives back to the community and sits on the Board of Directors of the Calgary Allied Arts Foundation (CAAF). He also is looking forward to gaining […]

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Ontario Recognizes New Privacy Tort: Publicity Placing a Person in False Light

In Yenovkian v Gulian, 2019 ONSC 7279 [Yenovkian], the Ontario Superior Court of Justice recognized for the first time in Canada a fourth privacy tort of publicity placing a person in false light. Other privacy torts that have previously been recognized in Canada include (1) intrusion upon the plaintiff’s seclusion or solitude, or into private […]

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YOUR FOLKS WERE RIGHT: HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY & YOU SHOULD ALWAYS MIND YOUR MANNERS

In 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”), in its seminal decision Bhasin v. Hrynew, formulated the new duty of honest performance which manifested from the organizing principle of good faith. The Court recognized that the duty of honest performance applied to all contracts and required all parties to not lie or otherwise knowingly mislead […]

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