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- Alberta Court Of Appeal Issues Decision On Test For Summary Judgment
Canada’s judicial system is under a constant strain of people awaiting to proceed through trials. One way to alleviate this pressure is through summary judgments, which serve to avoid unnecessary trials or parts of trials. One party might apply for summary judgment if they think the outcome is obvio … Read more »
- Supreme Courts Prevents Oil and Gas Companies From Abandoning Environmental Responsibilities
In a landmark decision, Canada’s top court has ruled that in bankruptcy, energy companies must clean up old wells. This means bankrupt energy companies must first ensure their environmental obligations are fulfilled before other creditors are paid back in the bankruptcy process. The ruling overturns … Read more »
- Is Summary Judgment Appropriate When Multiple Issues Are At Play?
Summary judgments can be used to quickly resolve legal conflicts, saving the parties time and money in the process. However, not every situation is appropriate for a summary judgment. In a recent decision from the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, an attempt to obtain summary judgment for a situati … Read more »
- Employee Attempts To Hide Behind Release To Quash Another Employee’s Allegations of Sexual Harassment
Non-disclosure agreements have made headlines in recent months due to their use to cover up allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace. Over the summer, a bill was introduced in the United States that aimed to prevent employees from using non-disclosure agreements in instances of sexual haras … Read more »
- Complications Arise When Builders’ Lien Is Placed On Property Under Development
When contractors or subcontractors perform work on a property and aren’t paid, they can rely on a mechanism known as a builders’ lien to obtain security for payment. The requirements for liens are very technical and rely on complicated legal precedents and a specialized regulatory framework. A great … Read more »
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