The Ontario Superior Court has ruled that an employee being recalled to work after working remotely due to COVID 19 can sue their employer for constructive dismissal. The court ruled that the unilateral decision by an employer to force an employee to return to the office constitutes a valid constructive… Read More »COVID Recall Equals Constructive Dismissal
Many pet cases come before courts each year, often around the purchase of a new pet. How the court views pets as property can be hard on pet owners where a pet is often part of the family. “not of merchantable quality, not reasonably fit for the intended purpose and… Read More »Courts Have Harsh Words for Pets
Paypal was awarded $2000 from a BC man after the BC Human Rights Tribunal determined that he was misusing the Human Rights process instead of using Small Claims Court. Read the full article here.
The Nova Scotia Small Claims Court awarded damages in the amount of $11,175.80 for lobsters that were delivered “Bereft of Life”. Adjudicator Raffi A. Balmanoukian ruled, “These Homarus americanus who had prematurely joined the choir invisible had to be destroyed or sold ‘as is’ for salvage value.” See the full story.
The COVID 19 pandemic has had a large impact on courts throughout Alberta. We have continued to file claims and work toward resolution of the matters where possible. Unfortunately, the Courts have been closed to in-person appearances since March 2020 so there have been delays in some matters. For mor… Read More »COVID 19 Update
We are often contacted after an auto accident to sue for the perceived loss of value in a vehicle after being repaired. Everyone believes that a vehicle with a large repair on it’s record is worth less but one of the challenges is proving the “how much” less. Here are… Read More »Suing for loss in value
In Alberta, the police cannot be sued in Small Claims Court. This makes it much more difficult to bring an action against the police. Check out this article from the Edmonton Journal for more information.