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HTMLAttempting to Pull the Wool Over a Judgment Creditor's Eyes
Mustafa Farooq, Jonathan P. Rossall; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 20, 2015, previously published on June 18, 2015
The recent Alberta Court of Appeal decision 1007374 Alberta Ltd v Ruggieri, is an interesting case that affirms an important trial court decision on fraudulent conveyances and oppression. While not a dramatic reframing of the law in these issues, it does highlight the willingness of the courts to...

 

HTMLChanges Made to the Law of Estate Administration
Katherine M. Faught; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2015, previously published on July 6, 2015
On June 1, 2015 the Estate Administration Act ("Act") came into force in Alberta. This Act updates the previous laws which dictate how an executor, or "personal representative", will have to administer the estate of a deceased person. The new law applies whether or not the...

 

HTMLSettlement Finally Reached in Coopers & Lybrand Litigation
Clarissa A. Dhillon; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2015, previously published on July 29, 2015
On July 15, 2015, the Ontario court granted an Order approving settlement of the Castor Holdings litigation. This case involved Coopers & Lybrand, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and insurers defending claims brought by creditors amounting to over $1.5 billion.

 

HTMLAlberta Takes First Step in "Re-thinking" Climate Policy
Michael C. Barbero; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2015, previously published on June 26, 2015
On June 25, 2015 the Alberta government announced it would renew and revise the Specified Gas Emitter Regulation ("SGER"). The announcement increases reductions in greenhouse gases ("GHG") by large emitters of GHG. It also increases the cost of technology credits used by...

 

HTMLBullying Lawsuits Not Covered by Insurance
Clarissa A. Dhillon, David Nicol; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2015, previously published on July 13, 2015
Two cases recently issued by the Ontario Court of Appeal have found that insurers do not need to defend or indemnify homeowners or their children where the children are faced with bullying accusations.

 

HTMLTaking to the Skies: The Supreme Court's Decision in Bombardier
Mustafa Farooq, Christopher J. Lane; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2015, previously published on August 4, 2015
What is the test for finding discrimination in Canadian law? This important question for both employers and employees was recently answered in the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling in Quebec (Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse) v. Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier Aerospace...

 

HTMLVisitors to Canada to Require New Electronic Travel Authorization
Lori Brienza, Andrea MacLean; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2015, previously published on June 2, 2015
Individuals planning to travel to Canada may soon have a new hoop to jump through before they can enter the country. New regulations passed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada require foreign nationals who are currently exempt from the temporary resident visa requirement to hold an electronic...

 

HTMLCrime and Punishment - Punitive Damages Allowed Despite Criminal Sanctions
Joel H. Franz; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2015, previously published on June 5, 2015
The recent Alberta Provincial Court decision of Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. v Sheret will be of interest to those considering a claim for punitive damages despite prior successful criminal sanctions against a defendant.

 

HTMLInformal Settlement Offers and Costs
James P. Flanagan, Andrea MacLean; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2015, previously published on June 3, 2015
The Alberta Court of Appeal decision of Chisholm v Lindsay ("Chisholm") released last month was expected to reconsider an earlier Court of Appeal decision (Mahe v Boulianne ("Mahe")) on how informal settlement offers were to be treated by the Court on the issue of costs.

 

HTMLFiring for Not Reporting Drug Use is Not a Human Rights Violation
Vicki L. Giles; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2015, previously published on July 7, 2015
Last week, with its decision in Stewart v Elk Valley Coal Corporation, the Alberta Court of Appeal gave employers with safety-sensitive workplaces some additional assistance in their battle against drug and alcohol use in the workplace.

 


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