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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
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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  • Canada
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Defence & Indemnity - October 2017: V. SURETY AND BOND ISSUES

V. SURETY AND BOND ISSUES - A. The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench holds surety liable under a performance bond for consequential damages suffered by an obligee as result of defaulting contractor. Vermilion & District…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate - Residential

Copyright Appeal Considers “User-Generated Content”

In 2015 an independent film-maker shot a film critical of the Vancouver aquarium, using some footage over which the Aquarium claimed copyright. The Aquarium moved to block the online publication of the film. Last year we…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Defence & Indemnity - October 2017: IV. PRACTICE ISSUES B.

IV. PRACTICE ISSUES - B. The trial judge was held to have erred in allowing an expert witness, who the judge had reservations about, to testify when said expert was clearly not independent. Judges have a role as gatekeeper to…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Personal Injury

Defence + Indemnity - October 2017: IV. PRACTICE ISSUES

IV. PRACTICE ISSUES - A. Notes prepared for a witness to rely upon to refresh his/her memory prior to a Questioning may not be privileged and, if they are, relying on those notes to testify waives any privilege over the…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Defence & Indemnity - October 2017: II. LIABILITY ISSUES A.

II. LIABILITY ISSUES - A. The Master allowed a claim for a sports injury to be amended to add breach of fiduciary duty as a cause of action in the teacher-student situation, and held that while sports participants are taken…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Education, Personal Injury

Defence & Indemnity - October 2017: I. INSURANCE ISSUES A.

I. INSURANCE ISSUES: A. Where an insured’s employee followed an email from a fraudster posing as a vendor to change the electronic payment instructions to an account controlled by the fraudster, coverage was denied under the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

Bill 27: Expansion of the Conflicts of Interest Act to Public Agencies

Bill 27 passed first reading in the Alberta Legislature on November 8, 2017. If passed, the legislation will amend the Conflicts of Interest Act (the "Act"), and expand its coverage to include public agencies, boards and…more
 /  Business Torts, Elections & Politics, Health

The Google Injunction: US Federal Court Responds to Supreme Court of Canada

As noted in our recent summary of the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision in the ongoing fight between Google and Equustek Solutions, Google lost in Canada’s top court. Google promptly filed an application in US Federal Court…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Worldwide Injunction… by Australian Court

Those familiar with the controversy surrounding the Google / Equustek saga will be interested to know that Canada is not alone in extending its reach in internet-related disputes. This worldwide injunction was issued by an…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law

Professional Regulatory Alert: No Loyalty Program for Drugs: Court Confirms Prohibition on Pharmacy Inducements

The Alberta Court of Appeal recently confirmed that professional regulators have significant discretion to implement rules and policies intended to protect the public interest. Specifically, rules and policies may include the…more
 /  Administrative Law, Health, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

Failure to Investigate Not Fatal to Just Cause Termination

The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench’s recent decision in Watkins v Willow Park Golf Course, 2017 ABQB 541, centers around a case of a supervisor who developed unreturned romantic feelings for another employee. The case also…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Legalized Recreational Marijuana in Alberta - Is Your Workplace Prepared?

On April 13, 2017, the federal government tabled two new cannabis-related bills before Parliament, Bill C-45: An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts and…more
 /  Criminal Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

What Evidence is Required to Implement Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Policies in Safety Sensitive Workplaces?

On September 28, 2017, the Alberta Court of Appeal issued its decision on Suncor Energy Inc v Unifor Local 707A, which considered the degree of evidence required to justify a random alcohol and drug testing policy. By way of…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

Perspectives for the Professions Newsletter - September 2017: The Relationship Between Council and the Chief Executive Officer

The Chief Executive Officer of a professional regulatory organization is the senior staff person responsible for the overall operations of the organization. Typically, the CEO will report to Council which is responsible for…more
 /  Administrative Law, Business Organizations, Nonprofit Law

Perspectives for the Professions Newsletter - September 2017: Importance of Clear Guidelines and Policies

Silwin v College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2017 ONSC 1947, upholding a Discipline Committee’s decision to reject a defence of officially induced error on the basis that the professional unreasonably misinterpreted the…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Health, Professional Malpractice
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