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Contracts - Laws, regulations and rules, Good faith Law - Laws, regulations and rules, Government regulation, Breach of contract - Laws, regulations and rules

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Description: This article assists common law practitioners to predict when good faith obligations are owed in the context of contractual performance by organizing recent case law. The article concludes by advocating for express recognition of a common law rule that would mandate good faith as the governing, default standard out of which parties must expressly contract.

Date created: 2007

DOI: doi:10.7939-R3VX06571

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Rights: © 2007 Shannon O'Byrne This version of this article is open access and can be downloaded and shared. The original authors and source must be cited.





Autor: O'Byrne, Shannon

Fuente: https://era.library.ualberta.ca/


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O’Byrne_01.qxd 06-05-2008 11:55 AM Page 193 THE CANADIAN BAR REVIEW LA REVUE DU BARREAU CANADIEN Vol.86 2007 No.
2 THE IMPLIED TERM OF GOOD FAITH AND FAIR DEALING: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS Shannon Kathleen O’Byrne* This article assists common law practitioners to predict when good faith obligations are owed in the context of contractual performance by organizing recent case law.
The article concludes by advocating for express recognition of a common law rule that would mandate good faith as the governing, default standard out of which parties must expressly contract. Par une systématisation de la jurisprudence récente, cet article tente d’aider les praticiens de common law à prévoir à quel moment les parties à un contrat sont tenues de respecter les obligations de bonne foi dans le contexte de l’exécution de leur contrat.
L’article conclut en préconisant la reconnaissance expresse d’une règle de common law, selon laquelle la bonne foi constitue le standard auquel doivent nécessairement adhérer les parties lors de la conclusion des contrats. * Faculty of Law, University of Alberta.
This article is based on a paper presented at the Canadian Bar Association Canadian Legal Conference, on August 17, 2006, in St. John’s, Newfoundland. I would like to thank law students Meredith Hagel, Tao Cheng, and Karen Cheuk for their outstanding research support.
Ms.
Hagel’s case summaries have been of particular use throughout the preparation of this article, including footnotes.
In addition, I would also like to thank Professor John McCamus of Osgoode Hall Law School, Dean David Percy of the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta, and James McGinnis of Parlee McLaws LLP (Edmonton) for providing many helpful comments on an earlier draft of this paper; and Rudy Buller, Assistant Vice-President & Senior Counsel for Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, John Swan of Aird and Berlis LLP (Toronto) and Kirk F.
Stevens of Lerners LLP (Toronto) for their assistan...





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