When businesses in Alberta are involved in a civil litigation, the claims involved generally stem from disputes over contracts or losses suffered due to torts such as negligence or defamation. The term tort is derived from the Latin word "tortus," which means "wrong." Torts are separated into two classes. Intentional torts occur when one party injures another due to a conscious action such as making a statement or performing a physical act. An unintentional tort, such as negligence, occurs when injury results from insufficient care being taken.
If your company is involved in shareholder and partnership disputes, our law firm may be able to help you settle them thoroughly and efficiently. Our team of knowledgeable lawyers has decades of experience in providing solutions for partners and shareholders throughout the greater Alberta area.
The former Chief Financial Officer of Alberta Health Services has reached an agreement with his former employer for being terminated without cause from his executive position. The man was terminated in 2012 after certain expenditures, such as butler services and dinners, were made public. The expenses had been approved at the time by senior staff of the government, but to avoid a black eye with the public, the CFO was terminated.
Every day, numerous construction projects are unfolding across Alberta. Construction projects are complicated by nature and susceptible to delays, cost overruns and other issues. These complications often result in disputes. In some cases, a construction company will put a lien on a building if the dispute has led to non-payment.