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Welcome Sabina Shah and Greg Walter to the Partnership
July 19, 2021

Carscallen LLP is pleased to welcome Sabina Shah and Greg Walter to the partnership. They bring many years of valuable experience at established Calgary firms and are a great fit as...

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Insurance and Tort Liability Medical Malpractice Law

Medical Malpractice Law in Canada
July 14, 2021

Written by Jennifer R. Lamb and Urvil Thakor Medical malpractice is a complex area of law with claims that are generally rooted in negligence. Claims can be made against a variety of...

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Client Wins Commercial Litigation

Win for Carscallen LLP Lawyers against Grassy Mountain Coal Project
June 24, 2021

Written by Michael B. Niven, Ryan J. Barata, and Jasdeep Nijjer.Carscallen LLP lawyers Michael B. Niven, Q.C., Ryan J. Barata and articling student Jasdeep Nijjer, on behalf of their...

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Insurance and Tort Liability

Barata v. Intact Insurance: Insurers breached duty of utmost good faith owed to client
June 8, 2021

Written by Urvil Thakor The Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta (the “Court”) recently released its decision in the case of Barata v. Intact Insurance[1], a decision from Justice G.S....

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Employment, Labour and Human Rights Law

New Occupational Health and Safety Act coming to Alberta
June 1, 2021

Written by Natalie L. Leclerc and Michael A. Custer As we previously discussed on the blog here, the government of Alberta is replacing the current Occupational Health and Safety Act[1]...

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The Alberta Advantage: Business-Friendly Laws Introduced in Alberta
May 26, 2021

 Written by John M. Davidson A new prospectus exemption was recently introduced by securities regulators in the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, referred to as the Self-Certified...

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Employment, Labour and Human Rights Law Covid-19

Mandatory Vaccination Policies for Canadian Workplaces
May 18, 2021

As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more widely available to Canadians, can it be made mandatory? The Canadian Employment Group belonging to Lawyers Associated Worldwide (“LAW”), a global...

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Employment, Labour and Human Rights Law

Alberta Court says Cost-Cutting Measures Were Constructive Dismissal of Employee
May 12, 2021

Written by Catherine A. Crang, Q.C. and Suzanne M. Porteous  The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench recently released its reasons for judgment (“Reasons”) in the case of Kosteckyj v....

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Employment, Labour and Human Rights Law

New OHS and WCB Laws Coming to Alberta
April 27, 2021

Written by Natalie L. Leclerc and Michael A. Custer The government of Alberta passed Bill 47 last December, the Ensuring Safety and Cutting Red Tape Act, 2020[1] (the “Act”), as part of...

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Corporate Governance Corporate Services

Virtual Meetings and Voting Now Permitted for Alberta Organizations
April 22, 2021

Written by David L. Sevalrud, ICD.D. On March 26, Bill 53: the Service Alberta Statutes (Virtual Meetings) Amendment Act, 2021[1] (the “Act”) came into force after receiving Royal...

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