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2500 - 10175 101 ST NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 0H3, Canada
Phone: 780-423-3003
Fax: 780-428-9329
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
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  • Class Action
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  • Communications & Media Law
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Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Defence & Indemnity - June 2017 : Insurance Issues E. Conradi v. Economical Mutual Insurance Co., 2015 ABQB 308, per Clackson, J. [4230]

Insurance Issues E. For non-owned auto coverage under a standard Alberta SPN No. 1 auto policy coverage for the “Insured” is not restricted to the “named insured” but also extends to any other form of “insured” under the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Personal Injury

Defence & Indemnity - June 2017 : Insurance Issues D. Insurance Corp. of British Columbia v. Lloyds Underwriters, 2017 ONSC 670, per Penny, J. [4229]

The “lessee” or “renter” of a leased or rented vehicle for the purposes of auto insurance priority legislation is determined on the basis of who the lease/rental company can look to for payment. Insurance Corp. of British…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Insurance

Alberta's Highest Court Clarifies OHS Law: Privilege Must Be Proven

With its decision this week in Alberta v. Suncor Energy Inc, 2017 ABCA 221, the Alberta Court of Appeal has considered and clarified the application of solicitor-client privilege and litigation privilege to incidents under…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury

Defence & Indemnity - June 2017 : Insurance Issues C. Downer v. Pitcher, 2017 NLCA 13, per Green, C.J.N.L. [4228]

C. The drivers of two cars involved in an accident privately made a settlement and release agreement, giving the Newfoundland Court of Appeal an opportunity to clarify the legal test for the doctrine of unconscionability. After…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Personal Injury

How Key is the Employee? Identifying When an Employee is a Fiduciary

A fiduciary employee is an employee trusted with a measure of responsibility by their employer. This in turn creates corresponding duties owed by the fiduciary that go over and above those normally owed by an employee to an…more
 /  Business Torts, Labor & Employment Law

Defence & Indemnity - June 2017 : Insurance Issues B. Stairs v. CFM Corp., 2017 NBCA 8 [4226]

I. INSURANCE ISSUES B. In Alberta an insured’s settlement with a third party which releases the third party does not preclude the insured’s insurer from pursuing a subrogated claim against the third party. Elsewhere in Canada,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Personal Injury, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Defence & Indemnity - June 2017 : I. INSURANCE ISSUES A. Haraba v. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company (The), 2017 ABQB 190, per Shelley, J. [4225]

I. INSURANCE ISSUES A. Insurance policies are to be interpreted how an ordinary person would understand them such that, absent clear policy wording to the contrary, the interests of co-insureds are to be considered several such…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Personal Injury

Wait… “GOOGLE” is Not a Generic Word?

Is Google a brand or just a word meaning “conduct an online search”? A trademark can suffer “genericide” when it becomes so commonly used that it transforms from a unique brand name into a generic word which is synonymous…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Workwise: Certain Earnings During Notice Period Not Considered Mitigation

On May 23, 2017, the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the Superior Court of Justice in the case of Brake v. PJ-M2R Restaurant Inc. 2016 ONSC 1795, 2017 ONCA 402, endorsing the lower court’s finding that certain…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

“I googled it”: Generic Words and Trademark Rights

A registered trademark can suffer "genericide" if it becomes so commonly used that it transforms from a unique brand name into a generic word which is synonymous with a product or service…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Is Software Patentable? Recent US Case Law Offers a Glimmer of Hope

Many inventions involve software, and many inventors are interested in protecting such inventions with a patent. The question is: are software inventions patentable? Based on recent cases in the United States, the answer is:…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Non-Competition Clauses: Enforceable or Just for Show?

When can a non-competition clause actually stop someone from working? Or are these clauses just for show? Let's take a look at a couple of cases involving departing employees who find themselves in hot water with a former…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law

Labour and Employment Alert: SCC Finds No Discrimination for Terminating Employee in Alberta Drug Addiction Case

On June 15, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Stewart v. Elk Valley Coal Corp. and upheld the Alberta Court of Appeal’s ruling that an employer can terminate an employee for breaching a drug and alcohol…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Workwise Newsletter - June 2017: Case Update for Styles v. Alberta Investment Management Corporation

On June 1, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an application for leave to appeal of the decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal in Styles v. Alberta Investment Management Corporation.1 This leaves the Alberta Court of…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Privacy Alert: Government of Canada Suspends CASL's Private Right of Action Provisions

By Order in Council dated June 7, 2017, the federal government suspended the coming into force of the private right of action provisions under Canada’s Anti-Spam legislation (CASL), “in response to broad-based concerns raised by…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Privacy
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