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Alberta farmers file what may be first class-action lawsuit over unpaid oil leases

November 11, 2020 The Canadian Press

CALGARY – Two Alberta landowners have filed what a lawyer says could be the first class-action lawsuit against an energy company for not making its lease payments. “It’s a pretty clear contract,” said lawyer Matthew Farrell, who is representing Reinhold

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Former Quebec premier suing government for $1M for privacy violation

October 15, 2020 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – Former premier Jean Charest is suing the Quebec government for violation of his privacy in connection with an investigation by the province’s anti-corruption unit. The lawsuit filed Friday in Montreal seeks $1 million in punitive damages and $50,000

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Seven survivors of Alberta tour bus rollover file lawsuit

October 1, 2020 Daniela Germano - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – A northern Alberta woman who survived a fatal tour bus crash in Jasper National Park this summer says she is one of the lucky ones, but her recovery will be long and painful. Sweta Patel, 27, from High

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Lawsuit filed against makers of Montreal-area dike that burst, flooding town

September 3, 2020 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – A Montreal-area town says its insurance company is suing the maker of a dike that burst last spring, flooding streets and forcing thousands of residents from their homes. Officials from Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac said Tuesday legal action has been filed

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The pros and cons of juries in civil trials

August 24, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

If the Ontario government abolishes juries in civil trials, this would take away a basic protection for defendants in personal injury lawsuits, a defence lawyer suggests. “The solution is not to abolish juries in personal injury actions. The idea being

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Lawsuits filed before two-year anniversary of Broncos bus crash

April 6, 2020 Stephanie Taylor and Bill Graveland - THE CANADIAN PRESS

It’s been almost two years since the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash in Saskatchewan and with the solemn anniversary comes a closing legal window that has seen several lawsuits filed in court. Sixteen people died and 13 others were injured

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Why appeal court quashed this punitive damage award

March 21, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

If your client is successfully sued for being vicariously liable for the behaviour of a sexual offender, should that client have to pay punitive damages simply for not admitting liability before the trial? Judges are not unanimous on this issue.

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Flood victims win lawsuit against neighbour over laneway access

March 18, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A commercial property owner who was sued for $100,000 by neighbours over water damage is unable to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. The top court announced March 14 it is denying Marilyn Marks leave to appeal a Court

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This research can help defend slip and fall claims

March 6, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

If your client owns or manages a property, can it put a number on the slipperiness of the surfaces? This is what companies managing an Ottawa property did after they were sued for $2.9 million by a civil servant who

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Limo service sued over collision that killed 20

November 20, 2018 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ALBANY, N.Y. – The operators of a limousine that crashed and killed 20 people in upstate New York were grossly negligent in putting the “dangerous and defective” vehicle on the road, according to a lawsuit filed Monday by one of

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This vehicle accident ‘speaks for itself’

September 22, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear an appeal from a motorist found to be liable for a single-vehicle collision. Brad Gaebel was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Gordon Lipka, who lost control after moving to the

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Mechanic barred from suing employer over workplace injury

August 13, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A Newfoundland and Labrador construction company no longer faces a lawsuit from the estate of an injured worker, after the Supreme Court of Canada announced Thursday it will not hear an appeal. Many Canadian corporate clients lack liability insurance covering