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  • Bill 37, the Builders’ Lien (Prompt Payment) Amendment Act: An Answer to Calls for Job Protection in the Construction Industry

    SVR Lawyers, Alberta, February 24, 2021 –On December 9, 2020, Alberta’s Bill 37, the Builders’ Lien (Prompt Payment) Amendment Act received Royal Assent. The amendments to the Builders’ Lien Act are the first in nearly 20 years, and address long-standing concerns within the construction industry, including payment timelines, lien periods, and adjudication. The Alberta government has stated that changes will help...
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  • Managing Corporate Risk when Employee Fraud is Suspected

    SVR Lawyers, Alberta, February 24, 2021 –When a company first becomes aware of financial irregularities in its business, the first reaction is usually to get to the bottom of the concerns. When the issue is suspected fraud, the increased sensitivity needs a quicker response. In those cases, the company may expose itself to increased risk if the next steps are not...
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  • Slip and Falls on Snow and Ice to be Subject to 60-Day Notice Period

    Kelly Santini LLP, Ontario, February 24, 2021 –On December 8, 2020, Bill 118 received royal assent and became law in Ontario. Also known as the Occupier’s Liability Amendment Act, the new legislation will implement a sixty (60) day notice period for a slip-and-fall claim caused by snow or ice when it comes into force. Until then, these types of slip-and-fall claims are...
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  • The Duty to Defend & Indemnify – Webinar Recording

    CBM LLP, Cox & Palmer, Donati Maisonneuve, Kelly Santini LLP, Alberta, New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec, February 05, 2021 –When an insurance claim is filed, in many instances the first step is to determine if the claim is covered by the policy and if the insurer has a Duty to Defend. In this RMC webinar, lawyers from across Canada guide insurers through the steps to take to determine if coverage is available and how...
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