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How Do the Courts Determine Who is at Fault for a Motor Vehicle Accident?

On a fine summer day in Edmonton, Peter made a left-hand turn on a yellow light.

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Alberta Courts’ Response to COVID-19

The Courts have implemented several changes to encourage social distancing in accordance with the recommendations of the government and public health authority.

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Weir Bowen – COVID-19 Firm Update

At Weir Bowen we are continuing to monitor the evolution of COVID-19 and are following the recommendations of our government and public health officials to ensure the safety of our employees and clients.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Very few disputes actually end with a decision from a judge, even if they find their way into a courtroom at some point or another. There are a variety of forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) available at various points during litigation, and even before it starts.

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When A Family Member Takes Care of the Injured Plaintiff: In Trust Claims for Past Cost of Care

When a person is catastrophically injured and requires care, their family members often step in to provide that care, even to the point of needing to quit their jobs to do so.

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Structured Settlements

A structured settlement is something that many of our clients consider obtaining at the conclusion of their lawsuit. This article addresses what a structured settlement is, as well as some of the considerations behind choosing a structured settlement rather than receiving a settlement in a lump sum.

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The Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies the Standard of Review for Administrative Law

Administrative law governs the exercise of public power by government delegates. Those empowered by the Parliament of Canada and the Legislature of Alberta to make decisions that affect the day-to-day life of Canadians must do so in accordance with the rule of law. This means that they must exercise their powers in accordance with the law and cannot exercise their power arbitrarily.

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The partners of Weir Bowen LLP are pleased to announce that Allison Grimsey and Jillian Gamez will join our partnership as of January 1, 2020.

Allison is originally from Ottawa, Ontario where she was admitted to the bar in 2010. She moved west to commence practice with Weir Bowen and was admitted to the Alberta bar in 2012.

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Congratulations to Jillian Gamez

Weir Bowen LLP would like to congratulate Jillian Gamez on receipt of the fifth annual Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) Edmonton Recognition Award.

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Raun v Shumborski, 2019 ABQB 823

On October 25, 2019 the Honourable Mr. Justice Douglas R Mah released his decision in Raun v Shumborksi, 2019 ABQB 823, in which Michael McVey, of Weir Bowen LLP, successfully defended a summary judgment application on behalf of the plaintiff, Ms. Raun.

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