Civil Litigation

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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