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Saskatchewan Court Of Appeal Releases Important Decision On Contribution Between Parties Who Helped Cause A Plaintiff’s Loss

August 2019 Blaney McMurty LLP, Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal recently released an important decision regarding losses caused by multiple parties: Sound Stage Entertainment Inc v Burns (Sound Stage). In Sound Stage, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal held that under Saskatchewan’s Contributory Negligence Act (the Saskatchewan Act), a defendant can claim contribution towards payment of the plaintiff’s damages from others who helped cause the plaintiff’s loss only if the defendant and the parties from whom the defendant seeks contribution are all alleged to have caused the plaintiff’s loss through negligence.

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