Laura Easton

Associate
Calgary,  AB  Canada
Phone403.698.8753

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  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
     
    University University of Victoria, B.A., Hons. with Distinction, 2007
     
    Law SchoolMcGill University, LL.B., 2011; McGill University, B.C.L., 2011
     
    Admitted2012, Alberta
     
    LanguagesEnglish; French; German
     
    Biography

    Laura Easton is an associate in the Calgary office, where she practices general litigation with a particular emphasis on oil and gas, corporate/commercial disputes, aviation and employment law.

    Laura also assists corporate clients with compliance issues and establishing policy, particularly with respect to concerns surrounding human rights.

    Originally from Northern British Columbia, Laura studied in Victoria, Germany, and Montreal before moving to Calgary to begin her legal career. Laura joined Davis as an associate in 2012 after completing her articles with the firm.

    Publications
    Does Your Employment Policy Create Adverse-Effect Discrimination?...
    July 30, 2014
    In May 2014, the Alberta Court of Appeal released its decision in Telecommunicat...
    The Supreme Court’s Keewatin Decision: How Will it Affect...
    July 21, 2014
    On July 11, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) issued...
    The Landmark Tsilhqot’in Nation Decision: What it Means for...
    July 3, 2014
    On June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “Court”)...
    Scents-ible Court Ruling Highlights Employer and Employee Responsibili...
    March 26, 2014
    Employers have a duty to consider and accommodate the disabilities and...
    Alberta Employment Law Update Spring 2012
    May 3, 2012
    IN THIS ISSUESubsequent event evidence. The Alberta Court of...
    Does Your Employment Policy Create Adverse-Effect Discrimination?
    Davis LLP Employment & Labour Bulletin
    July 30, 2014
    In May 2014, the Alberta Court of Appeal released its decision in Telecommunications Workers Union v Telus Communications Inc., 2014 ABCA 154 (“Telus”), which confirmed that in cases of adverse-effect discrimination, it is irrelevant whether...
    The Supreme Court’s Keewatin Decision: How Will it Affect Canada’s Resource Industries?
    July 21, 2014
    On July 11, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) issued its decision in Grassy Narrows First Nation v Ontario, 2014 SCC 48 (“Keewatin”) and confirmed that Ontario has the exclusive power to “take up” treaty lands...
    The Landmark Tsilhqot’in Nation Decision: What it Means for Project Developers in Canada
    July 3, 2014
    On June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “Court”) issued a landmark ruling in the area of aboriginal law with its decision in Tsilhqot’in Nation v British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44 (the “Decision”). The Court declared...
    Scents-ible Court Ruling Highlights Employer and Employee Responsibilities in Workplace Accommodation
    Davis LLP Employment & Labour Law Bulletin
    March 26, 2014
    Employers have a duty to consider and accommodate the disabilities and medical conditions of their employees in the course of their employment, but as Robinson v Edmonton (City) demonstrates, this process is not one-sided: employees also have a responsibility...
    Alberta Employment Law Update Spring 2012
    Davis LLP Employment & Labour Bulletin
    May 3, 2012
    IN THIS ISSUESubsequent event evidence. The Alberta Court of Queen's Bench overturned a Provincial Court decision, noting the differences between after-acquired knowledge and post-termination conduct, and clarifying the proper test for...

    In the Media
    Davis LLP Litigation Blog Wins 2013 Canadian Law...
    January 10, 2014
    Davis LLP congratulates the authors of the firm’s Litigation...
    Davis LLP Boosts Presence in Alberta with Seven New...
    September 6, 2012
    Calgary, Alberta - In a significant boost to its Calgary...

    Blogs
    Supreme Court Values Leniency for Pleading Defects in...
    Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog
    July 3, 2014
    On June 26, 2014 the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC)&...
    More Law Societies Take On TWU Question
    Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog
    February 26, 2014
    Since the original publication of the post below on February...
    Provincial Law Societies Question the Federation of Law...
    Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog
    January 16, 2014
    Trinity-Western University, a private Christian institution...
    Not Disabled Enough? ABQB finds no duty to inquire further...
    Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog
    May 27, 2013
    The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench released a concerning...
    Can Individuals Assert Collective Aboriginal and Treaty...
    Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog
    May 24, 2013
    On May 9, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision...
    Workers' Compensation for Workplace Harassment?
    Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog
    March 25, 2013
    Repeated verbal or psychological harassment of an employee...
    Supreme Court Values Leniency for Pleading Defects in Aboriginal Cases
    Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog
    July 3, 2014
    On June 26, 2014 the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) issued its unanimous decision in Tsilhqot'in Nation v British Columbia, making the first declaration of Aboriginal title...
    More Law Societies Take On TWU Question
    Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog
    February 26, 2014
    Since the original publication of the post below on February 13, 2014, the CBA resolution to require legal education programs to provide equal opportunity without discrimination has been...
    Provincial Law Societies Question the Federation of Law Societies' Approval of Christian University Law School
    Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog
    January 16, 2014
    Trinity-Western University, a private Christian institution located in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia with approximately 4,000 students, has received approval from the BC Ministry of Advanced...
    Not Disabled Enough? ABQB finds no duty to inquire further into disclosed disability
    Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog
    May 27, 2013
    The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench released a concerning decision on May 16th in Telecommunications Workers Union v Telus Communications Inc., 2013 ABQB 298, in which the applicant Union...
    Can Individuals Assert Collective Aboriginal and Treaty Rights? Maybe.
    Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog
    May 24, 2013
    On May 9, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in Behn v Moulton Contracting Ltd., 2013 SCC 26. Moulton brought an action against several members of the Aboriginal Fort Nelson First...
    Workers' Compensation for Workplace Harassment?
    Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog
    March 25, 2013
    Repeated verbal or psychological harassment of an employee by his coworkers resulting in injury is properly brought as a workers’ compensation claim, and therefore should not be brought as a...
    The Limits of Nuisance: The Supreme Court of Canada's Decision in Antrim Truck Centre Ltd. v. Ontario (Transportation)
    Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog
    March 18, 2013
    On March 7, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a unanimous decision with respect to the law of nuisance and the balancing of competing interests.Antrim Truck Centre Ltd. (“Antrim”)...
    Court Denies Leave to Appeal to Consider Jackpine Joint Panel Jurisdiction
    Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog
    December 2, 2012
    The Alberta Court of Appeal has denied leave to appeal the Jackpine mine expansion Joint Review Panel’s finding that it lacks jurisdiction to decide whether the federal and provincial governments...
    Court Finds Parties Cannot Agree They Won't Agree
    Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog
    November 20, 2012
    The Honourable Mr. Justice Brian R Burrows has stated that the court cannot grant an order waiving the responsibility of parties to an action to participate in a dispute resolution process solely...
    Craigslist Poster Banned by BC Securities Commission
    Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog
    November 15, 2012
    On October 3, 2012, the British Columbia Securities Commission found that Paul Stiles' craigslist postings for investments with Velocity Entertainment Inc. (Velocity) were contrary...
    Welcome to the Litigation Blog
    Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog
    November 15, 2012
    Thank you for visiting the Davis LLP Litigation Blog. We hope you will find our entries informative, interesting, and engaging.Should you have any questions arising from our posts, or are looking...
    OSEC Argues Jackpine Mine Expansion Against Public Interest
    Environmental, Energy and Resources Law
    November 8, 2012
    Public hearings into the proposed Shell Jackpine oilsands mine expansion are well underway in Fort McMurray, with the Oil Sands Environmental Coalition (OSEC) presenting evidence to the panel...
    The Social Justice of Carbon Taxes
    Climate Change Law Practice Group Blog
    October 17, 2012
    University of Ottawa Law Professor, Nathalie Chalifour, gave a compelling presentation on the merits - and cautions - of carbon tax at the University of Calgary on October 16, 2012...
    New Rules Proposed for U.S. Power Plants
    Environmental, Energy and Resources Law
    March 28, 2012
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed on Tuesday a rule to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. The EPA Proposal will effectively require any new coal-fired plants to incorporate...
    Federal and Nova Scotia Governments Work Towards Equivalency Agreement
    Climate Change Law Practice Group Blog
    March 22, 2012
    As we previously reported, the federal government intends to enact regulations to phase out coal fired generation in Canada. These regulations will require both new coal-fired power plants, and any...

     
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    Does Your Employment Policy Create Adverse-Effect Discrimination?
    Laura Easton, August 1, 2014
    In May 2014, the Alberta Court of Appeal released its decision in Telecommunications Workers Union v Telus Communications Inc., 2014 ABCA 154 (“Telus”), which confirmed that in cases of adverse-effect discrimination, it is irrelevant whether the employer knows about the employee’s...

    The Supreme Court’s Keewatin Decision: How Will it Affect Canada’s Resource Industries?
    Laura Easton,Heather L. Treacy, July 23, 2014
    On July 11, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) issued its decision in Grassy Narrows First Nation v Ontario, 2014 SCC 48 (“Keewatin”) and confirmed that Ontario has the exclusive power to “take up” treaty lands located in the Keewatin area of Treaty 3...

    The Landmark Tsilhqot’in Nation Decision: What it Means for Project Developers in Canada
    Laura Easton,Heather L. Treacy, July 11, 2014
    On June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “Court”) issued a landmark ruling in the area of aboriginal law with its decision in Tsilhqot’in Nation v British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44 (the “Decision”). The Court declared that the Tsilhqot’in Nation, a...
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