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Falling hot dog stand umbrella leads to $570,000 lawsuit

A woman from Calgary went to Canadian Tire and while she was there, a hot dog stand's umbrella fell over. The umbrella hit the woman unexpectedly, and a lawsuit she has just filed says that she suffered numerous injuries all over her body, from her head to her hands and feet. It also claims she is dealing with dizziness, memory loss, anxiety, depression, nervousness, a concussion and chronic migraines.

Alberta Health Services sued by heart surgeon

According to court records, a well-known heart surgeon is suing Alberta Heart Services, several physicians and a number of administrators. In his lawsuit, the doctor indicated the group engaged in a conspiracy to limit and then suspend the heart surgeon's operating privileges at the facility.

Alberta couple sues government after tree falls on tent

A Calgary couple has filed a lawsuit against the federal government for injuries they suffered after a tree fell on their tent in Jasper National Park. The female plaintiff seeks $75,000, and the male plaintiff seeks $40,000. They are also requesting $1,000 for medical expenses and $105 for their tent. The government has asked for the complaint to be dismissed.

Oil company purchases 4 farms to settle civil claim

A lawsuit that was filed against an oil extraction company in Calgary was resolved in September. Baytex Energy Corp. settled the lawsuit that was brought by an extended family of farmers by agreeing to purchase four farms in Peace River. According to the family's lawsuit, heavy emissions from the oil company's operations had forced them to abandon their 160 hectares of farmland.

CBE faces opposition in building project

According to a recent report, a Alberta new school that would cater to special-needs children has faced legal opposition. The facility would care for an estimated 120 secondary-age students who have been diagnosed with moderate-to-severe developmental disabilities. The project would cost approximately $24 million and would be built on land in the northwest area of Varsity.

Lawsuit filed against Alberta skydiving company

According to a lawsuit filed against an Alberta-based skydiving company, it failed to provide adequate training, resulting in a British soldier suffering severe injuries. The claim is seeking an award of $150,000. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom and may result in civil litigation before the case is resolved.

Alberta family files lawsuit in death of armoured guard

The wife and daughter of an armoured car guard who was fatally shot in a June 2012 robbery is suing the shooter along with three other parties who allegedly failed to provide adequate safety and security measures that may have prevented the guard's death. The guard was shot and killed in 2012 as the victim and co-workers were placing money into a machine at the bank.

52-year-old man wins discrimination lawsuit

A 52-year-old man with a service animal won an Ontario civil rights case after an employee told him the dog could not stay in a local restaurant. He submitted the civil litigation claim to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario who ruled in the plaintiff's favour. Discussing the incident, the plaintiff explained how the employee's treatment of him seemed dated and said that he should not have to fight for his rights just because he is blind.

Families sue inmate in university shooting

A 2012 shooting at the University of Alberta that resulted in the death of two G4S workers has resulted in two lawsuits against the company and the man who was responsible. He shot his fellow guards as they were occupied with refilling two ATM machines on the campus. A fourth guard, 26, was critically wounded but survived, and a 26-year-old woman also lost her life. The shooter is currently serving a life sentence in prison after entering a guilty plea in September 2013 to various counts of attempted murder, second-degree murder and first-degree murder.

4 Alberta First Nations groups file lawsuit over drinking water

Alleging that their drinking water is unsafe, the Blood, Ermineskin, Sucker Creek and Tsuu T'ina First Nations groups in Alberta have filed a lawsuit against the federal government in Ottawa. They want their drinking water safety level upgraded to acceptable standards and are also seeking help with the continued safe operation of their water supply. The civil litigation also addresses the matter of a refund for savings because, they claim, the government has not properly done its job over the years. The lawsuit also claims that the facilities on each of the reservations did not meet standards from the start.

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