Document(s) published by this organization: 18
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|Reasonable Notice and the Older Worker|
Laura Buckingham; Field Law;
April 2, 2014, previously published on March 24, 2014There 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...
|The Legal Perils of 3D Printing|
Laura MacFarlane; Field Law;
February 20, 2014, previously published on February 11, 20143D 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.
|Supreme Court on Copyright Infringement and Protection of Ideas|
Richard Stobbe; Field Law;
February 20, 2014, previously published on February 11, 2014Let’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...
|New Weapons to Combat Counterfeit Products|
Charlene Lipchen; Field Law;
February 20, 2014, previously published on February 11, 2014Brand 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...
|Paving The Way Forward: Automobile Claims and Diminished Value|
John Gilbert, Alexander Yiu; Field Law;
January 15, 2014, previously published on January 10, 2014The 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.
|Relative Priorities of Planning Instruments Governing National Park Towns|
Elsa Johnson; Field Law;
December 13, 2013, previously published on December 5, 2013Municipalities 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...
|To Adjourn or Not to Adjourn, That is the Question|
Kathryn Oviatt; Field Law;
December 13, 2013, previously published on December 4, 2013Scheduling 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.
|Off Duty Conduct|
December 13, 2013, previously published on December 4, 2013Fountain, 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...
|Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Union’s Right to Freedom of Expression|
Albert Nolette; Field Law;
December 13, 2013, previously published on December 5, 2013As 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”)...
|Municipalities Can Make Mistakes Significantly Impacting Land Developers|
Brian Futoransky; Field Law;
December 13, 2013, previously published on December 5, 2013This 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...