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Construction Law

Bill 37: Proposed Amendments to the Builders' Lien Act
October 22, 2020

Written by Akhil Vohra Bill 37: Builders’ Lien (Prompt Payment) Amendment Act, 2020 ("Bill 37") passed its first reading at the Alberta Legislature yesterday, October 21, 2020. If...

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Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures

Limits on Indemnities in an M&A Agreement
October 20, 2020

Written by Nathan J. Roberts and Kevin M. Horan As we discussed in Part One of “Why you need a well-drafted indemnity clause in your M&A agreement”, a well-drafted indemnity will...

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Employment, Labour and Human Rights Law

Matthews v. Ocean Nutrition: Supreme Court awards significant damages in employment case
October 15, 2020

Written by Catherine A. Crang, Q.C. and Suzanne M. Porteous  In a ruling that will have significant implications for employment law in Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”)...

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Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures

Why you need a well-drafted indemnity clause in your M&A agreement
October 8, 2020

Written by Aron R. Balakrishnan and Nicholas M. Ramessar An indemnity is a form of contractual protection routinely offered in a transaction respecting the purchase and sale of a...

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Charities & Non-Profit Organizations

Avoiding Board Conflicts in a Combination of Non-Profits or Charities
September 30, 2020

Written by David L. Sevalrud As we discussed in Part One and Part Two of our series on the roles and duties of directors in a combination transaction of non-profits (“NFP”) and/or...

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News

Carscallen LLP Welcomes New Additions to the Team
September 25, 2020

Carscallen LLP recently welcomed several new hires to the firm, including two new lawyers, three articling students, a Director of Finance and Operations, and a Director of Human...

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Charities & Non-Profit Organizations

Risk Management by Directors in a Combination of Non-Profits or Charities
September 22, 2020

Written by David L. Sevalrud As we discussed in Part One of our series on the Roles and Duties of Directors in a Combination of Non-Profits and Charities, a Non-Profit’s (“NFP”) Board of...

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Charities & Non-Profit Organizations

Directors' Roles and Duties in a Combination of Non-Profit or Charitable Organizations
September 16, 2020

Written by David L. Sevalrud Directors of not for profit or charitable organizations in Canada (collectively referred to in this article as “non-profit organizations” or “NFPs”) have a...

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Wills, Trusts, Estates, and Estate Litigation Wins

Win for Carscallen LLP Wills and Estates Team in Court of Queen’s Bench
August 18, 2020

Written by Jennifer R. Lamb, Paul E. Reid & Aicha Kouyaté Carscallen LLP lawyers Jennifer R. Lamb and Paul E. Reid successfully represented their client (the “Applicant”) in a recent...

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Commercial Litigation Covid-19

COVID-19 Update: Provincial Court of Alberta
August 5, 2020

Written by Carrie Akister The Provincial Court of Alberta (“Provincial Court”) has implemented its staged resumption of court activities, following the temporary suspension of court...

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