In a decision released today, July 23, 2021, in Corner Brook (City) v. Bailey, a unanimous Supreme Court of Canada overturned a decision of the Court of Appeal for Newfoundland and Labrador and restored a stay of a third party claim brought against the City of Corner Brook. The stay was granted based on the wording of a release given in a previous, separate action arising from the same accident. In doing so, Canada’s top court made it clear that releases are subject to the same rules of interpretation as any other contract and that, absent an extricable issue of law, ... [more] Full article
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