UM Law prof cited by Supreme Court of Canada
Faculty of Law Assistant Professor Dr. Krish Maharaj, was cited by The Honourable Mr. Justice Russell Brown in his concurring opinion on the newly-released Supreme Court of Canada decision C.M. Callow Inc. v. Zollinger, 2020 SCC 45.
Reference to Maharaj’s paper “An Action on the Equities: Re‑Characterizing Bhasin as Equitable Estoppel” (2017), 55 Alta. L. Rev. 199 appears at paragraph 145 of the decision on the Canadian Legal Information Institute website (CanLII).
“This is the first time I have been cited in a decision of the Supreme Court,” said Maharaj on hearing the news. “It is something of an honour for me as a scholar, and I am very pleased that my work was of some assistance. No time to rest on my laurels though. The piece for which I was cited was a critique of an earlier decision of the Court, and I must now set to dissecting this one!”
Maharaj, who joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in January, 2018, successfully completed his PhD in September, 2020 at the University of British Columbia’s Allard School of Law. A professor of Contracts and Trusts, his areas of research focus include contracts, equity, civil remedies and damages, and good faith in contractual relations. He has presented his work at conferences from Montreal to Melbourne (including the above-mentioned work on Bhasin) and has been published in the Alberta Law Review, the Journal of Commonwealth Law and the Supreme Court Law Review.