Commencement of Claims: What are limitation periods and how do they affect my claim?

Steve PaolasiniKnowledge, Litigation

The law of limitations outlines the timeframes within which legal proceedings must be brought. A limitation period is generally a timeframe after the expiry of which, parties are unable to pursue legal remedies. Section 3(1) of the Alberta Limitations Act, RSA 2000, c-L 12 outlines two limitation periods. 1. Section 3(1)(a) stipulates that claimants must file their claims within 2 … Read More

How Can I Hire A Nanny Who Is A Foreign National?

Steve PaolasiniImmigration, Knowledge

Everyone would agree that childcare is costly in Canada. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released a report in December 2016 discussing and comparing the 2016 Child Care Fees in Canada’s biggest cities. While findings showed that actual costs vary from city to city and province to province, the trend is that they are continuing to increase. It is becoming … Read More

Estate Planning

Steve PaolasiniKnowledge, Wills & Estates

Estate planning is an important process that allows you to manage your estate, both while you are living and when you are gone, in order to ensure your assets are protected and your wishes are respected. Higgerty Law can help you accomplish this and ensure your estate is properly managed. Estate planning is a facts specific area of law and … Read More

RCMP Class Action Lawsuit Compensation Levels

Steve PaolasiniKnowledge

Effect on victim: Note: No substance abuse or work interruption, no ongoing psychological damage Culpable conduct includes but is not limited to: Effect on victim: This does not concern showing pornography in the context of a criminal investigation. Effect on victim: This does not concern showing pornography in the context of a criminal investigation. Level 4 – $100,000 Culpable conduct … Read More

What is sexual harassment?

Steve PaolasiniKnowledge

To understand the meaning of harassment, we need to make it clear it is a form of discrimination. In fact, the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) does indeed define harassment as another form of discrimination that usually encompasses “any unwanted physical or verbal behaviour that offends or humiliates an individual”. Harassment is usually a behaviour that persists over time, but … Read More

10 facts about Fosamax

Steve PaolasiniKnowledge

1. In 2008, researchers showed a clear connection between long-term Fosamax use and femur fractures. Many of them were happening randomly. 2. One theory says that Fosamax can cause “frozen bone”, which shuts down the body’s natural process of bone breakdown and regeneration making it more susceptible to clean fractures. 3. The American Society of Bone and Mineral Research carried … Read More

ATCO LTD. Class Action Lawsuit by Higgerty Law

Steve PaolasiniClass Action Lawsuits, Press Releases

The class action lawsuit filed in Edmonton, Alberta on June 14th, 2017 in the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta seeks, among other things, damages in the amount of $10,000,000.00 for: Higgerty Law General Counsel Clint Docken, QC stated, “Our clients experienced severe property damage, and loss, due to ATCO LTD.’s alleged failure to conduct proper testing procedures. We are … Read More

Higgerty Law welcomes Jacalyn L. Symonds to the law firm

Steve PaolasiniNews

On behalf of our law firm, Higgerty Law would like to welcome Jacalyn L. Symonds to the team. Jacalyn brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and a solid track record in Alberta for residential real estate law, condominium property law and foreclosure law. Jacalyn Symonds is experienced in residential real estate conveyancing and commercial real estate including the purchase, sale … Read More