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August 2014 Archives

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.

Amazon issues statement related to pricing and Hachette dispute

Alberta residents may be interested in a statement issued by Amazon July 29 that sets forth a proposal for sharing revenue from book sales. The statement also provides some insight into Amazon's dispute over pricing with Hachette Book Group. According to Amazon, lower e-book prices lead to higher sales. The company wants to lower the price of e-books. The proposal suggests that the online bookseller would receive 30 percent of the revenue made from a sale. The remaining 70 per cent would be split equally between the author and the publisher.

Lawsuit filed against company that launched FastCab app

The company that launched the smartphone app FastCab has announced that the app will no longer be available in Calgary. The announcement is the result of a business and commercial law dispute with taxi companies in the area. After creating similar smartphone apps, various taxi companies in Calgary have filed a $1 million lawsuit against FastCab.


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