WeirFoulds’ Partner Raj Datt and Senior Associate Marie-Pier Nadeau successfully uphold $24.3 million trial award for oil pipeline leaks

The Alberta Court of Appeal very recently upheld the 2019 decision of Justice Marriott of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench who awarded WeirFoulds’ client, ISH Energy Ltd. (“ISH”) damages in excess of $24 million against its pipeline contract operator, Weber Contract Services Inc. (“Weber”). The damages were for breach of contract and negligence in the maintenance and operation of an oil field. To date, this remains to be one of Canada’s largest ever subrogation trial judgments.

Weber appealed this decision and WeirFoulds Partner Raj Datt and Senior Associate Marie-Pier Nadeau responded to the appeal. The majority, Justices Strekaf and Khullar, dismissed the appeal, deeming that the case called out for appellate restraint.

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