|Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd. v. Structal Heavy Steel (SCC) - trusts - liens - interaction between statutory remedies of construction liens and statutory trusts in provincial legislation - trust and lien provisions existed separately and could be concurrently pursued - appeal dismissed
|TriCare (Hastings) Ltd v Allen (NSWCA) - competency of appeal - appeal misconceived and incompetent because brought against reasons, not “judgment or order” - appeal dismissed
|Kadac Proprietary Ltd v Complete Health Products Pty Ltd (VSC) - cross-vesting - oppression - interests of justice - proceedings transferred to Supreme Court of Queensland
|Francis v Duffy (WASC) - real property - mortgage - application for access to and vacation of farming properties - interlocutory injunction granted
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|Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd. v. Structal Heavy Steel, 2015 SCC 43
Supreme Court of Canada
McLachlin C.J. and Rothstein, Cromwell, Moldaver, Wagner, Gascon & Côté JJ
Trusts - liens - appellant was general contractor - respondent was subcontractor for construction project - respondent filed builder’s lien against property on which work being done - appellant filed lien bond in amount of respondent’s claim and sought declaration it had satisfied its trust obligations - respondent sought payment of its past-due invoices upon appellant receiving funds from owner - Court of Appeal overturned decision of motion judge that security in form of lien bond extinguished appellant’s trust obligations pursuant to Manitoba Builders’ Liens Act - Court of Appeal concluded subcontractors had two rights to sue for breach of contract beyond common law right: right to statutory trust and right to file lien - interaction of statutory remedies of construction liens and statutory trusts in provincial legislation - held: trust and lien provisions independent and could be pursued concurrently under s66 - lien bond secured contractor’s or subcontractor’s lien claim and did not extinguish obligations under statutory trust - filing of lien bond did not affect existence and application of trust remedy - appeal dismissed.
Stuart Olson Dominion
|TriCare (Hastings) Ltd v Allen  NSWCA 344
Court of Appeal of New South Wales
Ward & Simpson JJA; Tobias AJA
Competency of appeal - NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) terminated residential site agreements concerning respondent’s relocatable dwellings under s113 Residential Parks Act 1998 (NSW) (the Act) and granted appellant vacant possession of land on which dwellings located - NCAT awarded respondents compensation pursuant to s128 - respondents sought judicial review of NCAT’s findings - appellant sought to challenge primary judge’s obiter observations concerning construction of s130A regarding valuation of dwellings - appellant also sought variation of primary judge’s remittal order in light of its construction of s130A - s101(1)(a) Supreme Court Act 1970 (NSW) - held: appeal misconceived and incompetent because it was brought against reasons not “judgment or order” - appeal dismissed as incompetent.
|Kadac Proprietary Limited v Complete Health Products Pty Ltd  VSC 613
Supreme Court of Victoria
Cross-vesting - oppression - proceeding commenced by plaintiff shareholder concerning conduct of first defendant’s company’s affairs - defendants sought to transfer proceedings to Supreme Court of Queensland pursuant to s1337H(2) Corporations Act 2010 (Cth) - ss1337H & 1337L Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) - s5(2)(b)(iii) Jurisdiction of Courts (Cross-vesting) Act 1987 (Vic) - whether in interests of justice to transfer proceedings - conduct of defendants - location of events and conduct - location of principal place of business - held: it was in interests of justice to transfer proceedings - application granted.
|Francis v Duffy  WASC 426
Supreme Court of Western Australia
Real property - mortgage - first defendants were partners in farming partnership - director of second-named first defendant owned properties - second plaintiff bank provided facilities to first defendants secured by securities including mortgage over properties - first plaintiffs were receivers and managers of properties appointed by bank under mortgages - plaintiffs sought orders that defendants give them access to and vacate farming properties - interlocutory injunction principles - held: bank had established strong prima facie case in respect of all allegations - no delay by bank - balance of injunction favoured granting of injunction - injunction granted.