New Legal Principal On The Connection Between Intoxication And Violence

Supreme Court acquits man high on drugs who violently attacked a stranger

In R v Brown, The Supreme Court of Canada recently acquitted a man who broke into a stranger’s house and assaulted the stranger.  The accused man had voluntarily consumed alcohol and “magic mushrooms”.  He became so intoxicated that he was in a delusional state and had no willed control over his actions.  While in this state, the accused assaulted the female stranger, beating her and causing permanent injuries to her. Continue Reading

Some Of The Legal Duties And Prerequisites To Driving A Motor Vehicle In Alberta

Vehicle Operator’s Legal Duties and Obligations Under the Alberta Traffic Safety Act

Anyone who drives a vehicle in Alberta must operate the vehicle in accordance with the Alberta Traffic Safety Act. Vehicle operators who fail to follow the rules of the Traffic Safety Act may be subject to fines or other penalties. Some of the important legal requirements expected from all vehicle operators in Alberta include having a valid Operator’s License, insurance and registration. Continue Reading

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY DENIES YOUR BENEFITS AFTER AN ACCIDENT? WHAT CAN YOU DO?

In Alberta, every auto insurance policy includes Section B benefits that can be claimed after you are in an accident, whether you are at fault or not. However, there are circumstances where your insurance company can deny your claim for benefits. This blog will discuss the instances where your insurance company can deny your claim, and what you can do about it. Continue Reading

Highlights of the New Emergency Measures Regulations

Under the Emergency Measures Regulations, very recently the Federal Government enacted law aimed at dismantling public assemblies that may reasonably be expected to lead to a breach of the peace.  This includes public assemblies like blockades that interfere with movement of persons, goods, or trade.  Several penalties, offences, and restrictions have now been enacted for those who participate. Continue Reading

Your Insurance Company Must Act In Good Faith On Your Behalf

WHY GOOD FAITH IS IMPORTANT IN INSURANCE CONTRACTS

Case law and the Alberta Insurance Act state that an insurance company and their insured must each act in good faith and deal fairly with one another. Insurance companies have a right to contest claims as long as they are acting in good faith and are being reasonable. An insured’s duty to act in good faith starts when they apply for insurance coverage and it extends throughout the entire policy. Continue Reading