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HTMLReasonable Notice and the Older Worker
Laura Buckingham; Field Law;
Legal Alert/Article
April 2, 2014, previously published on March 24, 2014
There was once an expectation that workers would retire by age 65. That expectation is changing. For a variety of reasons, many workers now want or expect to work later in life. As it can no longer be assumed that employees will retire at a certain age, employers will encounter issues about...

 

HTMLThe Legal Perils of 3D Printing
Laura MacFarlane; Field Law;
Legal Alert/Article
February 20, 2014, previously published on February 11, 2014
3D printing refers to the techniques also known as “additive manufacturing”. This process uses a digital model to create a three-dimensional object by adding successive layers of materials in the shape of the object.

 

HTMLSupreme Court on Copyright Infringement and Protection of Ideas
Richard Stobbe; Field Law;
Legal Alert/Article
February 20, 2014, previously published on February 11, 2014
Let’s say you pitch a story idea to a TV production company - and not just an idea, but a complete set of storyboards, characters and scripts. You would be surprised if one day you saw that story idea come to life in a TV production that gave no credit to you as the original creator of the...

 

HTMLNew Weapons to Combat Counterfeit Products
Charlene Lipchen; Field Law;
Legal Alert/Article
February 20, 2014, previously published on February 11, 2014
Brand owners face the ever growing problem of counterfeit products imported into and sold in Canada. Compared to the “real thing”, counterfeit products are often inferior in quality and may even pose a potential health or safety hazard to the consumer. Counterfeits cause damage to the...

 

HTMLPaving The Way Forward: Automobile Claims and Diminished Value
John Gilbert, Alexander Yiu; Field Law;
Legal Alert/Article
January 15, 2014, previously published on January 10, 2014
The long awaited King et al v. Satchwell et al., 2013 ABPC 358, decision of the Honourable Judge Skitsko on diminished value has been released. This decision, argued by Field Law’s own Alex Yiu, has helped to clarify several legal issues being disputed in this hotly contested area of law.

 

HTMLRelative Priorities of Planning Instruments Governing National Park Towns
Elsa Johnson; Field Law;
Legal Alert/Article
December 13, 2013, previously published on December 5, 2013
Municipalities located within national parks are subject to unique development constraints. The federal National Parks Act and provincial Parks Towns Act enable agreements between the federal and provincial governments for incorporation of towns within national parks. Once incorporated, park towns...

 

HTMLTo Adjourn or Not to Adjourn, That is the Question
Kathryn Oviatt; Field Law;
Legal Alert/Article
December 13, 2013, previously published on December 4, 2013
Scheduling discipline hearings is difficult. In order to get to a hearing, the regulator often needs to coordinate the schedules of many very busy people. Once the regulator finally has all those people together, it can be frustrating to then receive a request for an adjournment.

 

HTMLOff Duty Conduct
Field Law;
Legal Alert/Article
December 13, 2013, previously published on December 4, 2013
Fountain, a teacher, fired a shot from a rifle over the heads of his sons in the aftermath of a domestic dispute. He was found guilty by the College of conduct unbecoming a member of the profession. Fountain appealed the College's finding on the basis that the evidence was not reasonably capable of...

 

HTMLSupreme Court of Canada Upholds Union’s Right to Freedom of Expression
Albert Nolette; Field Law;
Legal Alert/Article
December 13, 2013, previously published on December 5, 2013
As noted in our latest Privacy Press update, recently the Supreme Court of Canada in Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401, 2013 SCC 62, determined that Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act (the “PIPA”)...

 

HTMLMunicipalities Can Make Mistakes Significantly Impacting Land Developers
Brian Futoransky; Field Law;
Legal Alert/Article
December 13, 2013, previously published on December 5, 2013
This summer the Alberta Court of Appeal in the case of 1694192 Alberta Ltd. v. Lac La Biche County (Subdivision and Development Appeal Board), was asked to grant 1694192 Alberta Ltd. leave to challenge a decision made by the Lac La Biche Subdivision Appeal Board in which it revoked a development...

 


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