Mr Peter K Doody

Peter K Doody


Arbitration & ADR

Canadian court warns that parties ignore arbitration agreements at their peril
Canada | 23 April 2015

An Alberta court has confirmed that a party choosing to commence an action in the face of a valid agreement to arbitrate runs the risk of being left without a remedy, and that commencing litigation when arbitration is the proper forum does not stop the limitation period clock from running. The court held that in this case it was too late to commence arbitration now that the limitation period had expired.