Case Reporter

The Desautels Centre Case Reporter will provide regular updates on recent judicial decisions from across the Prairies that may be of interest to small and medium enterprises, and family firms, as well as their advisers and counsel.  The Case Reporter will focus on decisions and legal issues that relate to the ownership and management of such enterprises, as well as challenges they may face in their day-to-day operations.  We hope that counsel will find these updates timely and helpful in keeping up to date with changes in the legal landscape so that they may be better equipped to provide advice that meets the needs of these types of enterprises and supports their aspirations in Manitoba and beyond.

For the 2022/2023 academic year content for the Desautels Centre Case Reporter and Blog are produced by Desautels Student Ambassadors Xiyuan Feng, Connor Jonsson, and Ty Schmidt under the supervision of Professors Darcy MacPherson, Laura Reimer, and Rebecca Bromwich.

  • C.M. Callow Inc. v. Zollinger, 2020 SCC 45

    C.M. Callow Inc. v. Zollinger, 2020 SCC 45

    Written by Nick Noonan, JD, LLM In the case of C.M. Callow Inc. v Zollinger, 2020 SCC 45 (CM Callow), the Supreme Court of Canada delved into the complex terrain […]


  • Ackron Egg Farms Ltd. v. Manitoba Egg Farmers et al., 2020 MBQB 187

    Ackron Egg Farms Ltd. v. Manitoba Egg Farmers et al., 2020 MBQB 187

    Written by Nick Noonan, JD, LLM This case underscores the volatility of consumer demand during a pandemic, and the challenges this presented for industry. Manitoba Egg Farmers et al., 2020 MBQB […]


  • 1688782 Ontario Inc. v. Maple Leaf Foods Inc., 2020 SCC 35

    1688782 Ontario Inc. v. Maple Leaf Foods Inc., 2020 SCC 35

    Written by Nick Noonan, JD, LLM In 1688782 Ontario Inc. v. Maple Leaf Foods Inc., 2020 SCC 35, the Supreme Court of Canada provided clarity on the duty of care for […]


  • White Oak Commercial Finance, LLC v. Nygård Holdings, 2020 MBQB 58

    White Oak Commercial Finance, LLC v. Nygård Holdings, 2020 MBQB 58

    Written by Nick Noonan, JD, LLM An interesting case in Manitoba with the COVID-19 pandemic at its center is White Oak Commercial Finance, LLC v. Nygård Holdings, 2020 MBQB 58. […]


  • South West Terminal Ltd. v. Achter Land, 2023 SKKB 116

    South West Terminal Ltd. v. Achter Land, 2023 SKKB 116

    Written by Nick Noonan, JD, LLM In Saskatchewan, a legal dispute arose that would capture the attention of business law scholars and practitioners – not to mention media – from […]


  • Cann v Director, Fort Garry/River Heights, 2020 MBCA 101 & 2021 MBCA 75

    Cann v Director, Fort Garry/River Heights, 2020 MBCA 101 & 2021 MBCA 75

    Written by Nick Noonan One of the more intriguing pandemic-related pieces of jurisprudence had surprisingly little to do with business law, but is worth profiling nonetheless, given its unique nature. […]


  • Aleshka v. Fettes et al., 2021 MBQB 14

    Aleshka v. Fettes et al., 2021 MBQB 14

    Written by Nick Noonan, JD, LLM This case is a COVID-19 related dimension of Manitoba business law. In Aleshka v. Fettes et al., 2021 MBQB 14, there was a complex […]


  • Prairie Risk Management Inc. v. Marsh Canada Ltd. et al., 2023 MBKB 29

    Prairie Risk Management Inc. v. Marsh Canada Ltd. et al., 2023 MBKB 29

    Written by Nick Noonan In the case of Prairie Risk Management Inc. v. Marsh Canada Ltd. et al., the plaintiff, Prairie Risk Management Inc. (PRM), alleged that the defendant, Marsh Canada […]


  • Maes et al. v. Western Warner Oil Ltd. et al., 2022 MBQB 7

    Maes et al. v. Western Warner Oil Ltd. et al., 2022 MBQB 7

    Written by Nick Noonan In Maes et al. v. Western Warner Oil Ltd. et al., the case unfurled a mix of complex allegations and counterclaims involving an investment in Western Warner, […]


  • Tron Construction

    In the recent decision of Tron Construction (Re) (2022 SKKB 203), the Saskatchewan Court of King’s Bench determined that a claims process for builders’ lien claims can be established through a single-proceeding model under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act[1] rather than through provincial builders’ liens legislation (in this case, Ontario’s Construction Act[2]).