March 6, 2005

The Uniform Civil Enforcement of Money Judgments Act

This project examined a proposal for the reform of the civil enforcement system that governs the legal procedures that apply to the enforcement of money judgments. A money judgment is an order issued by a court for a party to a lawsuit to pay the other party a sum of Read more…

July 5, 2004

Personal Liability of Society Directors and Officers

This project studied the sources of legal liability of directors and officers of not-for-profit societies and considers proposals for reform of the law. Keywords: societies, volunteers, associations, charity, tort, directors’ duties, liability, business & non-profits

January 5, 2003

The Uniform Liens Act

A lien is a legal claim against property that can prevent it from being sold unless the lien is paid off. This project examined the law governing the liens of repairers, storers, and common carriers. These commercial liens are supposed to provide persons who have repaired, stored, or transported goods Read more…

April 4, 1999

Enforcement of Non-money Judgments from Outside the Province

A party who has obtained a judgment in one province may find that it is not enforceable elsewhere in Canada and may, depending on a variety of factors, be required to bring an entirely new action in the province where enforcement is sought. This project identifies and discusses a significant Read more…

April 4, 1998

Proposals for a Contract Law Reform Act

The general law of contracts is almost entirely a creation of the courts. Legislative intervention has been rare. Statutes in British Columbia contain six instances of intervention in relation to the general law of contract. Five of these consist of particular sections of the Law and Equity Act and the Read more…