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May 13, 2021
Coffee + Counsel: How to Protect Your Business Against Phishing Attacks
Join us for another edition of Coffee + Counsel, a complimentary series that brings you together with a few of our lawyers for an unscripted chat about legal issues pertinent to organizations in Alberta. Your questions guide the discussion, and we p...
May 6, 2021
COVID Curveball: Legal Considerations for Amateur Sports Organizations
The COVID-19 pandemic has shut down, postponed and otherwise significantly impacted amateur sports in Alberta. For the foreseeable future, amateur sports organizations will need to alter the delivery of their programs to comply with shifting regulat...
May 5, 2021
The Modernization of Canadian Privacy Law: Where Are We Heading?
Individuals and organizations, both large and small, are increasingly faced with challenging issues in the area of privacy and information handling. Bill C-11, the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020, seeks to modernize Canadian privacy le...
April 30, 2021
People, Pets + Parking: Pandemic Problems - Part 1
Join Erin Berney and Niall Burke for a complimentary new webinar series designed for Property Managers based on the challenges seen most frequently: people, pets and parking. Have a legal question? Want to learn what other issues are plaguing proper...
April 24, 2021
Short-Term Rentals: Legal Clarifications + Bylaw Considerations
With the development of apps and companies that specialize in direct marketing of short-term rental accommodations, the phenomenon of short term rentals in condominium complexes has become a hot topic. Join lawyer Erin Berney to hear about things to...
February 2021 - 5 min read
Discretionary Powers in Contracts: The Duty to Act in Good Faith
Since 2014, Canadian courts and tribunals have struggled with the application of the duty to act honestly in the performance in contractual obligations, recognized by the Supreme Court of Canada ("SCC") in Bhasin v Hrynew. In attempts...
February 2021 - 1 min read
Beer Brand Battle at the 100th Meridian
A Canadian band, The Tragically Hip, has sued a brewer for the use of a beer name that mimics the title of one of the band’s popular songs.Mill Street Brewery, a brand owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev (the world’s largest brewer), has a bee...
February 2021 - 1 min read
New Canadian Entry Requirements
Prime Minister Trudeau announced new legal requirements for entry into Canada in an effort to further curb the spread of COVID-19 and protect Canadians.  Cancellation of Flights  As of January 31, 2021, Canadian airlines have agreed to...
February 2, 2021
Important Professional Regulatory Cases of 2020
Learn about the most important professional regulatory court cases of 2020. What are the key legal trends? What are the strategic and operational implications for regulators?Presented by James Casey, QC and Leanne Monsma, this popular annual webinar...
January 2021 - 3 min read
"I Quit!" - When is a Verbal Resignation Valid?
In Conway v. Griff Building Supplies Ltd., 2020 CarswellBC 3112, an employee was found to have resigned verbally during a meeting, despite failing to provide a formal resignation letter. The Court considered the matter from the ‘pers...
December 2020 - 10 min read
Case Summary: Hannam v Medicine Hat School District No. 76
The Alberta Court of Appeal clarified what is required for a summary judgment/dismissal after Weir-Jones Technical Services Inc. v Purolator Courier Ltd. and concluded that the outcome of the case does not have to be obvious in order for a Court to ...
December 2020 - 9 min read
Case Summary: In re Capital One Consumer Data Sec. Breach Litig.
A U.S. District Court holds that the report of a forensic consultant, engaged on retainer in advance, in response to a data breach is NOT privileged. In re Capital One Consumer Data Sec. Breach Litig., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 91736 (U.S. Dist. Ct., E ...
December 17, 2020
The Old is New, Again? Bill 47 and Psychological Health + Safety
The COVID-19 pandemic has seriously affected peoples’ mental health, and its impacts can be felt in the workplace. Occupational health and safety law requires that employers take steps to promote their workers’ psychological well-being. ...
December 2020 - 4 min read
Policy Changes to the TSX Venture Exchange Capital Pool Company Program
On December 1, 2020, the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSXV") announced new policy changes to its "capital pool company" ("CPC") program. The CPC program is a two-step non-traditional listing vehicle that provides private and ...
December 2020 - 5 min read
Alberta Government Announces New Funding Rules for Sexual Abuse and Misconduct Counselling
When the last of the Bill 21 amendments to the Health Professions Act came into force on April 1, 2019, each health regulatory College was required to establish a patient relations program. These programs assist patients who have suffered sexual abu...
December 2020 - 3 min read
Four Key Considerations When Drafting an Investigation Report
Consider this all too familiar scenario:An employer receives a complaint that an employee is allegedly bullying and harassing a co-worker. As part of the investigation, the employer interviews both the complainant and the subject thoroughly and thou...
December 3, 2020
Cocktails + Counsel: Setting Your Business Up for Success in Uncertain Times
Join Field Law for another edition of Cocktails + Counsel, this time co-presented with PARK. This complimentary series brings you together with a few of our lawyers for an unscripted chat about legal issues pertinent to local business owners in...
December 2, 2020
Navigating the Maze of Psychological + Brain Injuries
Claims of psychological injury have increased significantly since the advent of the Minor Injury Regulation. Such problems can range from adjustment disorder and depression to post-concussion syndrome and PTSD. Such injuries are particularly difficu...
November 26, 2020
Forensic Evidence: How to Prevent + Protect Against Spoliation
Join Field Law's Danielle Mousseau and Origin and Cause's Matthew Obach and Martin Coles for a webinar discussing:•    An overview of the law on spoliation   •    Knowing when to engage...
November 2020 - 3 min read
Largest Costs Award in Alberta Human Rights History Upheld on Appeal
In Facey v Bantrel Management Services Co., 2020 ABQB 719 Rob Rakochey and Austin Ward successfully defeated an appeal of a watershed costs award granted against a complainant in a human rights case.  The respondent to the a...
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