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Interesting Distracted Driving Facts

Doug Perras CTV News -- The number of deaths from distracted driving are on track to double the number of fatalities related to impaired driving… Rates.ca -- Distracted Driving is now the number one risk on Canadian roads contributing to 8 in 10 collisions. National Safety Council Statistics -- About 26% of all car crashes [...]

March 27th, 2018|

Adoption – Dispensing with Consent

Aida Rafie Adoption applications are quite common in family law matters, but they all have their own unique set of circumstances for consideration by the Court, especially in cases where a biological parent of the child does not consent to the application by another person. The starting point for the requisites pertaining to adoption applications in [...]

March 20th, 2018|

Compensatory Spousal Support in Alberta

Medina Shatz Recently, a Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench in Alberta denied a wife’s claim for compensatory spousal support – after a 25 year relationship - on the basis that she recklessly depleted her assets, she had not made sufficient effort to return the workplace and she was not taking the necessary steps to [...]

March 13th, 2018|

Driving Without Consent in Alberta

Mike Vogel In the case Garrioch v Sonex Construction Ltd., 2017 ABCA 105, the Alberta Court of Appeal recently reviewed the law in respect of how far automobile insurance travels to cover various drivers. In this case, the issue to be determined was whether the driver of the vehicle had insurance coverage arising from the [...]

March 6th, 2018|

Dating Damages: The New Frontier of Family Law?

Melody Rodger We’ve all been there: a date that initially had promise has descended into awkward silence and one or both parties are frantically looking for an “out”. But what about those REALLY epic fails, where one party actually does harm to the other, either purposely or negligently? Can you sue someone for being a [...]

February 20th, 2018|

What Can We Learn From Trouble?

Anthea Law Trouble was the late Leona Helmsley’s Maltese poodle. Ms. Helmsley was a billionaire real estate and hotel tycoon, often called the “Queen of Mean,” and while her life deserves its own blog, her beloved dog also warrants attention. When Ms. Helmsley died on August 20, 2007, her Will famously left $12 million in [...]

February 13th, 2018|

Revisiting Section B: Motor Vehicle Accident Treatment and Disability Benefits in Alberta

Johnny Pak If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident in Alberta, you are likely entitled to no-fault treatment and disability benefits commonly referred to as your “Section B” policy (as such coverage is found under Section B of your standard automobile insurance policy). These benefits are available to you regardless of who caused [...]

February 6th, 2018|

A Book Report: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Doug Perras Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a treatment for Post Traumatic Brain Injury (PTBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) that has been around for awhile. This type of treatment is nicely summarized by Tal Croitoru in her book The EMDR Revolution: Change Your Life One Memory at a Time -- The Client’s Guide. [...]

January 30th, 2018|

Psychological Injury & the Law: Saadati v. Moorhead, 2017 Case

Emily Gajda In a recent, unanimous decision out of the Supreme Court of Canada, Saadati v. Moorhead, 2017 SCC 28, Canada’s highest court held that proof of a recognized psychiatric injury is no longer a precondition for the award of damages for mental injury caused by negligence. In Saadati v. Moorhead, Mr. Saadati was involved [...]

January 23rd, 2018|