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Employment, Labour and Human Rights Law Covid-19

COVID-19 Employment Law Considerations: Occupational health and safety issues
March 18, 2020

Written by Catherine A. Crang and Hema Ahuja The recent international outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV, or “COVID-19”) is having many implications for employees and employers...

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Business Law Alberta Beer

Alberta Beer: the growth of the craft beer industry
March 3, 2020

Written by Deirdre E. Lanigan Alberta’s beer industry has expanded at a rapid pace over the past several years, and it isn’t hard to notice the new breweries and brewpubs that have been...

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Commercial Litigation

Passing-off: Protecting the brand, goodwill and reputation of a business
February 4, 2020

Written by Catherine A. Crang and Suzanne M. Porteous The law of passing-off in Canada originated with deceit and trademark laws in the nineteenth century. It subsequently evolved to...

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Client Wins

A win in court on a Family Maintenance and Support Claim
January 21, 2020

Written by Jennifer R. Lamb and Paul E. Reid Carscallen LLP litigators Jennifer R. Lamb and Paul E. Reid successfully represented a client in a recent estate dispute in the Court of...

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Aron Balakrishnan is the Newest Carscallen Partner
January 20, 2020

Carscallen LLP is pleased to introduce Aron Balakrishnan as the firm’s newest partner. A key member of the firm’s real estate and banking groups, Aron embodies the firm’s commitment to...

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Securities and Corporate Finance

Changes to disclosure requirements for private CBCA corporations
January 8, 2020

Written by David L. Sevalrud, ICD.D.

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Cannabis Law Employment, Labour and Human Rights Law

What employers should consider now that cannabis is legal
December 17, 2019

Written by Hema Ahuja As of October 17, 2018, the use of both recreational and medical cannabis is legal in Canada. This presents a number of important considerations for employers in...

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Privacy Law

Mandatory reporting of privacy breaches in Alberta
December 3, 2019

Written by Carrie Akister and Theresa M. Nolan Privacy legislation in Alberta[1] requires that certain privacy breaches of individuals’ personal or health information be reported to the...

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Commercial Litigation

Partition and sale of co-owned property
November 20, 2019

Written by Nicholas M. Ramessar When a relationship breaks down between two or more co-owners of a property, any party has a legal right under the provincial Law of Property Act[1] (the...

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Domestic and Matrimonial law

Family law changes coming for common law relationships
November 5, 2019

Written by Grant W.D. Cameron and Ryan J. Barata Changes are coming to family law in Alberta for common law relationships, effective January 1, 2020.

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