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Civil Litigation

The Five Ws of Questioning

What is questioning? Questioning is an important part of the pre-trial process of gathering and disclosure of relevant and material information, which may eventually become evidence.

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Employers and Vicarious Liability

It is a well-known principle of law that, generally, Employers are liable for the negligence of their Employees.  This is known as Vicarious Liability.

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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 Rule of Discoverability

Time limits to sue are governed by specific legislation with respect to the nature of the claim (e. g.

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Time Limits to Sue

A prospective legal claim does not exist in perpetuity unless legal action is taken within the limitation period for doing so.   Limitation periods are VERY STRICT.

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What is a Contingency Fee Agreement?

A person may retain a lawyer through several different methods, such as a flat fee for legal services, a retainer to pay for legal services on an ongoing hourly basis, or using a contingency fee arrangement.

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The Steps in a Civil Action

Introduction Litigation in Alberta is generally a lengthy, complicated process involving several steps. The litigation process can be confusing and intimidating for first-time litigants.

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