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1 THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration COMM 393 COMMERCIAL LAW SPRING 2011

Instructor: Ellen McIntosh ellen.mcintosh@sauder.ubc.ca Time: May 10th - June 16th, Tuesday/Thursday 1:00 4:00pm Location: Chemistry D200 Students are responsible for the material covered during lectures as well as for that contained in the readings included on this outline. Sample questions and answers from previous exams, and other course material referred to on this outline, is available on WebVista. Required Books Text Smyth & Soberman, The Law and Business Administration in Canada,(11th or 12th Edition) Prentice-Hall - available at U.B.C. Bookstore. Meredith & McIntosh, Canadian Cases in Business Law Prentice-Hall - available at U.B.C. Bookstore (old edition M&M or customized edition CE)

Casebook

Supplementary Materials Evaluation

Available at U.B.C. Bookstore

Marks are allocated out of a total of 100% as follows: Midterm Class participation Special assignment Final Examination 30% In class May 31, 2011 10% 10% 50% June 20-24th week 100% Students must obtain at least 40% on the final examination to complete the course.

Course Objectives The course will equip business students with an introduction to the legal environment in which business operates. By the end of the course students will recognize many of the legal issues they will encounter in business, develop strategies to avoid legal problems, think critically about legal issues, and develop an understanding of the legal principles used by the courts to resolve legal issues.

MAY 10 and 12
I. Dispute Resolution Court Systems and Procedures S&S 11th 28-43, 305, 12th 29-45, 315-316 Sources of Law Common law vs. civil law Statute, precedent and the Charter S&S 11th 8-18, 21-26, 12th 10-17, 21-27 LIEBMANN v. CANADA Alternate Dispute Resolution S&S 11th 40-41, 734-735, 747-751, 12th 43-45, 783-787

M&M 12 or CE 12

MAY 18 and 19
II. Formation of the Contract Offer and Acceptance, Writing S&S 11th 93-108, 271, 299-300, 760-762, 769-770, 737-739, 745-747, 12th 101-113, 115-117, 311-312, 784 R. v.279707 ALBERTA LTD. RUDDER v. MICROSOFT CORP. MONTANE VENTURES v. SCHROEDER Consideration S&S 11th 114-127, 12th 123-136 HONGKONG BANK OF CANADA v. NEW AGE GRAPHIC SASKATCHEWAN RIVER BUNGALOWS LTD. v. MARITIME

M&M 313 or CE 15 M&M 328 or CE 19 M&M 71 or CE 25

M&M 80 or CE 29 M&M 83 or CE 32

MAY 24 and 26
III. Inside the Contract Interpretation

3 S&S 11th 209-213, 217-220, 12th 221-226, 230-232 BLACK SWAN GOLD MINES LTD. v. GOLDBELT RESOURCES

M&M 131 or CE 39

Sale of Goods Act S&S 11th 314-322, 326-330, 735-737, 12th 325-340, 346, 771-773 BOREK v. HOOPER M&M 181or CE 49 KOVACS v. HOLTOM M&M 189 or CE 53 SALE OF GOODS ACT WebVista or Supp Exemption Clauses S&S 11th 279-283, 12th 291-295 DAWE v. CYPRESS BOWL RECREATIONS PORELLE v. EDDIES AUTO SALES LTD. Capacity RE COLLINS INFANTS ACT MAY 31 MIDTERM Consequences of the Contract Discharge of Contract S&S 11th 252-261, 12th 263-273, 275-278 POOLE v. SHANKS JUNE 9th Breach of Contract and Damages S&S 11th 274-279, 289-295, 12th 285-291, 300-312 WESTCOAST TRANSMISSION v. CULLEN BLACKCOMB SKIING ENTERPRISES v. SCHNEIDER V. Outside the Contract Parol Evidence Rule S&S 11th 213-217, 12th 226-230 GENERAL TIRE CANADA INC. v. AYLWARDS LTD. Misrepresentation S&S 11th 175-180, 12th 185-190 COLLINS v. DODGE CITY EAST LTD. CROZMAN v. RUESCH Unconscionability, Duress , Undue Influence S&S 11th 180-184, 12th 191-196 BUCKWOLD WESTERN LTD. v. SAGAR

WebVista or Supp M&M 185 or CE 58

M&M 88 or CE 63 WebVista or Supp

M&M 149 or CE 71

M&M 165 or CE 75 M&M 170 or CE 81

M&M 140 or CE 93

M&M 115 CE 96 M&M 119 CE 100

M&M 123 or CE 104

4 JUNE 13th 5:00-8:00pm Legality S&S 11th 139-149, 12th 148-159 MAKSYMETZ v. KOSTYK RHINO FREIGHT SYSTEMS LTD. v. MCTAGGART VII. Obligations Beyond a Contract Negligence, Contributory Negligence and Vicarious Liability S&S 11th 47-61, 404-405, 12th 51-66, 417-418 CAMPBELL ESTATE v. PEDERSON Negligent Misstatement S&S 11th 71-83, 12th 77-90 RANGEN v. DELOITTE & TOUCHE Fiduciary Duty HODGKINSON V. SIMMS

M&M 93 or CE 107 M&M 96 or CE 111

M&M 33 or CE 131

M&M 51 or CE 152

M&M 65 or CE 163

JUNE 14 COURT ASSIGNMENT DUE VIII. Business Associations Agency S&S 11th 379-390, 12th 391-404 DOUGLAS, SYMES & BRISSENDEN v. C.M.OLIVER & CO. Sole Proprietorships Partnerships S&S 11th 561-580, 12th 581-601 LANZ v. LANZ FOOTHILLS DENTAL LABORATORY LTD. v. NAIK

M&M 199 or CE 169

M&M 262 or CE 173 M&M 264 or CE 175

Corporations S&S 11th 585-590, 592-596, 607-620, 626-632,12th 606-623, 628-655 PUNJAB FOODS CENTRE LTD. v. BAILLIE M&M 257 or CE 182 UNIVERSAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT v. WESTMOUNT M&M 270 or CE 186 JUNE 16th FINAL EXAM 1:00 3:30 pm