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Non-Suit Applications when faced with a novel Duty of Care

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From time to time in this industry we are faced with having to address claimants who feel they have been wronged, but whose situation does not fit within that of a recognized duty or standard of care. In these situations, a Plaintiff may try to argue that a formerly unrecognized duty of care exists in […]

April 30, 2018

Sharks Come Out for Insurance Industry Pool Tournament

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Jodi Neuman and Cameron Brightman were a force to be reckoned with at the Insurance Industry Charity Pool Tournament. Jodi and Cameron made it all the way to the semi-finals before bowing out. Now in its 5th year, the annual pool tournament raises funds for the Calgary Drop-In Centre Meal Program. Congrats and thank to […]

April 27, 2018

Self-Represented Plaintiff Declared Vexatious Litigant

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In 2017, Domenic Venturo, Q.C., and Laura Bracco-Callaghan successfully applied to the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta to have a plaintiff declared a vexatious litigant (ET v Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute Inc, 2017 ABQB 475). The plaintiff’s subsequent leave to appeal application was denied by the Alberta Court of Appeal (E.T. v Calgary […]

April 11, 2018

Joelle Lieuwen Recipient of Recognition of Excellence Entrance Scholarship

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Congratulations to Joelle Lieuwen, this year’s recipient of the Scott Venturo Rudakoff LLP Recognition of Excellence Entrance Scholarship at the University of Calgary law school. With a back ground in social services, Joelle demonstrated a great ability and interest in advocating for others long before commencing law school. We wish her all the best with […]

April 10, 2018

8 Years and Counting at the Run for L’Arche

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The SVR team was out in force on Saturday to take part in the Rogers / Economical Run for L’Arche. Founded in 2011, the race has raised $300,000 for L’Arche Calgary’s homes and programs for adults with developmental disabilities.

March 26, 2018

Changes to the Condominium Property Act and Regulation in 2018

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Alberta’s Condominium Act has been updated with changes coming into effect on January 1, 2018 and April 1, 2018. The amendments include many changes that will impact the operations of condominium boards  and developers. How the changes were enacted The Condominium Property Amendment Act was passed in Dec, 2014 but not proclaimed in force. Two […]

March 12, 2018

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