Business disputes can often end in the courtroom, but a recent story shows these conflicts don't always just involve private enterprises. Two airlines in Alberta have recently filed a lawsuit against Alberta Health Services, alleging that they picked the airline for air ambulance operators in an unfair way. The civil litigation will center on the Request For Proposals (RFP) and decision-making processes that Alberta Health Services (AHS) underwent to choose an airline.
Disputes can arise in many different businesses, but the many layers of leadership can make franchises a particular challenge. Tim Hortons franchisees in Alberta and throughout Canada have sent a letter to the franchise's parent company, Restaurant Brands International, regarding a computer virus which they claim caused significant losses. They say they will pursue civil litigation against the parent company should the company not meet to negotiate a resolution to the problem.
What are some key points to know going in to civil court? This is a great question to ask if you have never been involved in civil litigation. By striving to educate yourself about the process, you stand a better chance of making a good case for yourself in court. Seeking knowledge will also help you be prepared for whatever might happen during your case.
Allegations of fraud involving businesses in the Calgary area can be detrimental to success whether the case is criminal or civil. Even if you have committed no fraud, your business is still at risk. Word of mouth about companies and businesses spreads quickly, especially across the Internet. If one person makes a comment online that your company was involved in fraudulent activities, you can be sure this rumour will spread like wildfire.
The gulf between libel and slander was not always as wide as it is today. Libel was originally thought of as just one type of slander that could be committed. While that's still somewhat true today, there is a definite division in the courts.
Ex-journalist Arthur Kent won a defamation lawsuit after a columnist from Postmedia said others referred to the politician as the "Dud Scud," which was an unflattering play on the man's nickname, "Scud Stud," from his days as a news correspondent during the Persian Gulf War.
Around 2,220 library workers have arrived at a tentative settlement agreement in Toronto. The agreement was announced early morning on Monday, May 2, which means that area libraries will open on schedule. Employees were on the verge of walking off the job after midnight on Monday, which would have closed Toronto's 100 public libraries.
When you lose your court case, there is sometimes the possibility to appeal the decision to a higher court. Alternatively, if you win your court case, there is a possibility that the opposing side will choose to appeal the decision. Regardless which side of the appeal you are on, you might be tempted to go it alone and handle the appeal process without a lawyer. Can you do that?
A federal lawsuit has been initiated against Volkswagen. The suit was filed on Tuesday and it charges the automaker with making false advertising claims about its "Clean Diesel" technology. Allegedly, the automaker falsely stated that the technology was environmentally friendly, when in fact it was not.
Bringing a civil litigation matter forward in court can be expensive in the short term, but very profitable in the long term. That is, if the lawsuit is worth it. No matter how wrongly you have been treated — or no matter how much you want to defend yourself in court — it is important to be realistic in terms of the chances of success in a particular lawsuit before deciding what strategy you will take in your defense and/or pursuit of that lawsuit.