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October 18, 2021
Civil Litigation Lawyer Breaks Down the Litigation Process – Court of Queen’s Bench

For parties who have never been involved in a lawsuit before, the court process can seem daunting. That is why we have provided below a comprehensive overview of the civil litigation process in Alberta, from start to finish. A civil action can usually be broken down into four stages: (1) pleadings; (2) discovery; (3) settlement; […]

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October 6, 2021
Litigation Lawyers Discuss Defamation

Defamation is widely understood as public statements that damage a person’s reputation. While this may seem a simple concept, the legal test for defamation is quite onerous and, depending on the circumstances, bringing a legal action for defamation may be quite complex. The general rule is that a plaintiff must file a claim within 2 […]

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September 21, 2021
Alberta Court Recognizes New Claim for Sharing Private Images without Consent

In a groundbreaking judgment released last week, Madam Justice Avril B. Inglis of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench recognized a new claim in law with respect to the public sharing of private information without consent. Justice Inglis’ decision in ES v Shillington has created a new tort in Alberta called “Public Disclosure of Private […]

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September 7, 2021
Employment Lawyers in Calgary & Strathmore - Can employers require their workers to be vaccinated?

Employment Lawyers in Calgary & Strathmore - Can employers require their workers to be vaccinated?

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August 16, 2021
Real estate still moving in Strathmore

“Real estate has just been going nuts this fall,” said Getz. “We had more closings in October than we’ve had in any month since 2007.”

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August 11, 2021
Randi Collins has been nominated for the 2021 AWE Celebration of Achievement award

Getz, Collins & Associates is proud to announce that Randi Collins has been nominated for the 2021 AWE Celebration of Achievement award, recognizing exceptional women entrepreneurs! Congratulations, Randi!

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July 26, 2021
Joint Accounts

Estate planners often recommend that seniors create joint accounts in order to avoid the probate process. However, there are benefits and risks associated with joint accounts such as the unintended consequences that cause family rifts.

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June 9, 2021
Ontario Superior Court Revisits Whether COVID-19 Layoff is Constructive Dismissal

In its April 27, 2021 decision in Coutinho v Ocular Health Centre (2021 ONSC 3076), the Ontario Superior Court found a COVID-19-related temporary layoff was a constructive termination. Understandably, employers were concerned about the impact this would have on their liability as a result of COVID-19 layoffs that many of them engaged in. We now […]

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October 25, 2020
Layoff vs. Termination in 2020: Calgary and Strathmore Employment Lawyer Breaks it Down

What’s the difference between a layoff and a termination? Layoff vs. Termination in 2020: Calgary and Strathmore Employment Lawyer Breaks it Down Although many assume using the words “laid off” is a more polite way of saying “fired” or “terminated,” the terms are actually quite different. When an employee is terminated, their employer is ending […]

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September 4, 2018
When Can Employers Legally Impose Drug Testing After Workplace Incidents?

In April 2018, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench released their decision in Canadian Energy Workers’ Association v ATCO Electric Ltd, a case concerning the legality of drug and alcohol testing in the workplace. The Court was asked to review an Arbitrator’s ruling that ATCO Electric was legally permitted to test two employees after a […]

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