• Saskatchewan Small Claims – Monetary Limit Increase

    McKercher LLP, April 20, 2016 – The monetary limit for civil claims at the Small Claims Court in Saskatchewan was increased from $20,000 to $30,000, effective February 4, 2016.  The increase to the monetary limit is a result of the Small Claims Review Project carried out by the Ministry of Justice as a part of the Justice Innovation Agenda. Read more.
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  • When does an insured’s claim under the SEF 44 endorsement become limitations barred?

    McKercher LLP, November 18, 2015 – Many insurers across Canada provide the SEF 44 family protection endorsement with their automobile insurance products. When collisions occur, the extent of an insured’s claim may not become clear until time has passed allowing the insured to recover from physical injuries. While one might assume that the limitation period for an individual to launch a...
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  • New Court of Queen’s Bench Tariff of Costs

    McKercher LLP, November 18, 2015 – The Queen’s Bench Rules set out a tariff with respect to the “costs” an unsuccessful party has to pay to the successful party at the end of a lawsuit or court action. An award of costs is meant to reimburse the successful party for some of the legal costs that were incurred in having to...
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  • Court of Queen’s Bench Clarifies Limitation Period in a Fire Loss Claim

    McKercher LLP, October 16, 2015 – Richard Morris, QC of McKercher LLP acted for the successful applicant in a decision clarifying when the limitation period begins to run in Aspen Village Properties Ltd. v. Saskatchewan Government Insurance 2014 SKQB 180. In that application, the question to be decided was whether the owner of a property damaged by fire was required to...
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