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Statutory Jurisdiction: An Analysis of the Court Jurisdiction and Proceedings Transfer Act
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The Court Jurisdiction and Proceedings Transfer Act puts the important topic of the jurisdiction of Canadian provincial courts in civil and commercial cases on a clearer statutory footing. It is in force in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia. The approach to jurisdiction adopted under the CJPTA is different in several respects from the common law approach, and so provinces that have adopted it are undergoing a period of transition. One of the key issues for courts in applying the CJPTA is interpreting its provisions and explaining how they operate. Statutory Jurisdiction: An Analysis of the Court Jurisdiction and Proceedings Transfer Act examines the growing body of cases and provides a comprehensive account of how the CJPTA is being interpreted and applied by the courts.
About the Author
Vaughan Black (B.A., M.A., Carleton; LL.B., Toronto; LL.M., Cal. Berkeley) is a professor at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. He teaches conflict of laws, among other subjects. He recently wrote Foreign Currency Claims in the Conflict of Laws (2010) and has written numerous articles, comments and reviews in the conflicts area. He has advised both the federal government and the government of Nova Scotia on matters or private international law and in 2012 is the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at the North American Center for Transborder Studies at Arizona State University.
Stephen G.A. Pitel, (B.A., Carleton; LL.B., Dalhousie; LL.M., Ph.D., Cambridge), is a Professor at the Faculty of Law at Western University. His teaching and research is focused on the conflict of laws, civil procedure, torts and legal ethics. He has co-authored, edited or co-edited fourteen books including Conflict of Laws (2010) and The Law of Torts in Canada, 3rd Edition (2010). He has written many articles on private international law and won several teaching awards. He previously practiced commercial litigation in Toronto.
Michael Sobkin (B. Comm. UBC; LL.B. Dalhousie) is a British Columbia lawyer with extensive experience litigating conflict of laws issues. He has provided opinion evidence on the law of jurisdiction in Canada, developed strategy for dealing with litigation that has interprovincial and international dimensions and has been involved in many of the leading conflict of laws and extraterritoriality cases in the Supreme Court of Canada over the last two decades. Most recently he appeared as counsel in Teck Cominco Metals Ltd v Lloyd's Underwriters and Club Resorts Ltd v Van Breda. He is a former law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada.