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Claim Against Expert Witness Dismissed

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Judd Blitt was recently successful in having a claim against a real estate appraiser summarily dismissed. In Kamal Holdings & Ventures Inc v First Calgary Financial Credit Union Ltd, the court ruled that a professional appraiser retained by a lender as part of a foreclosure process did not owe a duty of care to the […]

January 22, 2019

Ashley Reid Joins Partnership

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We are very pleased to announce that Ashley Reid joined the Partnership of SVR Lawyers on January 1, 2019. Ashley has spent her career as a litigator focusing on insurance related disputes. She joined SVR Lawyers in 2014 and has built a successful practice advising insurers on professional negligence, professional disciplinary, aviation and defending personal […]

January 14, 2019

Phase II Changes to the Condominium Property Act

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On December 14, 2018, substantial changes were announced for Alberta‚Äôs Condominium Property Act and Condominium Property Regulation. The changes will come into effect July 1, 2019 and Jan 1, 2020. Some highlights of the new laws are: Transparency and Record Keeping: The Corporation has to keep more documents for specified periods and any Owner can […]

January 02, 2019

Child support for adult children with disabilities improves with passing of Bill 28

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It was a very special day at the Alberta legislature on December 4th, as Bill 28 was passed in to law. In 2017, Janet Russell, QC, started an action on behalf of Christina Ryan and her daughter Emily, to challenge the validity of a provision of the Alberta Family Law Act under section 15 of […]

December 05, 2018

Raising money for United Way as Easy as Pie

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Lorne Scott, Domenic Venturo and Alan Rudakoff proved why they are the cream (pie) of the crop on Friday when they put their faces on the auction block to raise funds for the Calgary United Way campaign. Congratulations to Gene Bodnar, John McDougall and Norma Stroligo who won the right to throw the pies while […]

December 03, 2018

SVR successfully brings Charter Challenge for child support for disabled adult children

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In 2017, Scott Venturo Rudakoff LLP started an action to challenge the validity of a provision of the Alberta Family Law Act under section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the equality provisions. As a result of our advocacy, the matter came to the attention of the government. On Friday, November 2, […]

November 13, 2018

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