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Stolen Car From A Garage Results In No Duty Of Care Owed By Garage Owner
The Supreme Court of Canada recently decided that a garage owner does not owe a duty of care to those injured as a result of theft from their premises.
Canada
31 May 2018
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Clarification Of "Cap" Injuries In Alberta Motor Vehicle Accidents
For the first time since the Minor Injury Regulation (MIR) came into force in 2004 there has been a change to the definition of what constitutes a minor injury.
Canada
30 May 2018
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Slip And Fall Actions Dismissed For Failure To Show Breach Of Duty
While it often seems otherwise, occupiers are not strictly liable for injuries sustained by visitors at their premises.
Canada
8 Nov 2017
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Supreme Court Of Canada Turns The Ship Around On Damages For Mental Injury
The Supreme Court of Canada decision in Saadati v. Moorhead clarifies that expert evidence is not required to establish a claim for damages arising from mental injury.
Canada
15 Jun 2017
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Adjustment To The Maximum Minor Injury Amount (Dec 2016)
Effective January 1, 2017, the maximum minor injury amount was adjusted by 1.3%, to $5,020. This increase is in accordance with the Minor Injury Regulation...
Canada
29 Dec 2016
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Just Take The Offer!
An unfortunate middle-aged immigrant from Poland was involved in six automobile accidents over the course of five years.
Canada
29 Jun 2016
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Land Developer Vindicated In Occupiers' Liability Case
A Calgary land developer was found not to be liable for the injury suffered on a construction site in the recent Alberta Court of Appeal decision in Heikkila v. Apex Land Corporation.
Canada
15 Jun 2016
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Supreme Court Poised To Re-Consider Law On Damages For Psychological Injury
The Supreme Court of Canada has granted leave in the decision of Saadati v. Moorhead, which addresses the law surrounding compensable damages for psychiatric or psychological illness.
Canada
25 May 2016
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Vehicle Leasing Company 25% Liable For Drivers' Negligence
Dempsey involved two actions, both of which arose from single-vehicle accidents involving Brinks armored vehicles.
Canada
29 Mar 2016
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Adjustment To The Maximum Minor Injury Amount
Effective January 1, 2016, the maximum minor injury amount was adjusted by 1.3%, to $4,956.
Canada
12 Jan 2016
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Towards Automated Automobiles: Shifting Liability Exposure In The Insurance Industry
Since the 1970s, the number of injuries resulting from automobile collisions has fallen by over 30% and the number of fatalities has fallen by 40%.
Canada
25 Nov 2015
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Alberta Judges Can Refer To Informal Settlement Offers
Alberta Courts may continue to take into account informal settlement offers made "without prejudice" and not in compliance with the Alberta Rules of Court ("Rules")...
Canada
7 Oct 2015
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Reduce Premiums Through Cost Relief
Insurance tends to be the sort of thing that is great to have when you need it, but at all other times, it's mostly an undesirable and expensive side-effect of doing business – similar, one would imagine, to how people view lawyers.
Canada
1 Sep 2015
14
Informal Settlement Offers And Costs
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"))...
Canada
8 Jun 2015
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Alberta Goes Beyond Gender Specific Calculations
Since the passage of the Minor Injury Regulation (MIR) on Oct. 1, 2004, Alberta courts have been active in refining and clarifying its scope and application.
Canada
8 May 2015
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Limitations Act Amendments
On December 17, 2014 the Justice Statutes Amendment Act, 2014, SA 2014 c 13 received Royal Assent.
Canada
26 Feb 2015
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Insurance Act Does Not Remove Employer’s Right Of Subrogation
The Court of Appeal unanimously allowed the appeal of an employer seeking to recover the income benefits paid to an employee, from a third party tortfeasor.
Canada
11 Mar 2014
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Amendment To The Fatal Accidents Act
Section 8 of the Fatal Accidents Act enables parents, children, and the spouse of a deceased person killed by a wrongdoer to receive compensation.
Canada
23 Apr 2013
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