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Claim Against Expert Witness Dismissed

February 20, 2019

Judd Blitt of SVR Lawyers in Calgary was successful in having a claim against a real estate appraiser summarily dismissed. In Kamal Holdings & Ventures Inc v First Calgary Financial Credit Union Ltd, the court ruled that a professional appraiser retained by a lender as part of a foreclosure process did not owe a duty of care to the owner of the foreclosed property by operation of the doctrine of expert witness immunity.

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