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Alberta court rules expert evidence inadmissible following settlement in medical negligence case

The Alberta Court of King's Bench has ruled that expert evidence is inadmissible following a settlement agreement in a medical negligence lawsuit involving the Foothills Medical Centre and Alberta Health Services (AHS).

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Closed September 30, 2021 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

On Thursday, September 30, 2021, Weir Bowen offices will acknowledge the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation by closing operations for the day to "recognize and commemorate the legacy of...

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Five Things You Need to Know About Wrongful Death Claims

Have you lost a loved one due to negligent medical care or a motor vehicle accident?  In this post, we explain five important things you need to know about wrongful death claims in Alberta.

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Seven Weir Bowen Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada

We are pleased to announce that seven Weir Bowen lawyers have been recognized by their peers for inclusion in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada, including Shelagh McGregor,...

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What is Decision-Making Capacity?

Decision making capacity refers to an individual’s ability to process the information surrounding important personal decisions.

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Should you apply for CPP-Disability if you are eligible for private long-term disability benefits?

The Canada Pension Plan disability pension (“CPP-D”) is a Government of Canada program designed to provide financial assistance to CPP contributors who are not able to work regularly because of...

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Understanding Pre-Existing Clauses in the Disability Insurance Context

People buy disability insurance, or are offered it through their employment, for protection from the financial insecurity and emotional stress that would be caused in the unfortunate happenstance of becoming unable...

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LTD Benefits Claims Part Six: Limitation Periods and Discoverability and When a Lawsuit the Appropriate Means?

This is the sixth and final installment in our series discussing recent long-term disability caselaw. Part five can be read here.

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LTD Benefits Claims Part Five: Limitation Periods and Quasi Relief from Forfeiture

This is part 5 of our series on recent long-term disability jurisprudence in Canada. You can read part four here.

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LTD Benefits Claims Part Four: Reaffirming the Jurisprudence – A Refresher on Failed Rehabilitation Plans

This is part four in our series discussing Canadian caselaw on long term disability benefits. You can read part three here.

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