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Alberta Recognizes New Tort Of Public Disclosure Of Private Facts

In the recent case of ES v. Shillington, 2021 ABQB 739, the plaintiff sought the recognition of the tort of Public Disclosure of Private Facts – a first in Alberta. The plaintiff was in a romantic relationship with the defendant between 2005 and 2016, during which time the defendant physically and sexually assaulted the plaintiff….

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Legality and Enforceability of a Mediation and Arbitration Clause in an Insurance Policy: Where do we Stand?

In 9369-1426 Québec Inc. (Restaurant Bâton Rouge) c. Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Company, 2021 QCCA 1594, the Court of Appeal analyzed a mediation and arbitration clause contained in an insurance policy. Further to its analysis, it affirmed that the clause was legal and enforceable. Background In May 2020, Bâton Rouge Restaurant (“Bâton Rouge”) filed…

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