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BenchPress – Vol 41-4

Act Of Meanness / Lost by a Nose / Co-Mammas / The Internet and Hate Speech 1.  Act of Meanness A Quebec Superior Court Justice recently heard an unusual estate application.  A Montreal area woman was convinced that her deceased brother’s wife had been unfaithful to him.  At a supper held after her brother’s funeral, the […]

Authors:

Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell is the Acting Editor and Legal Writer for LawNow Magazine at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. www.cplea.ca
 

Whatever Happened to … Childs v. Desormeaux: Killer Hospitality

Can you be held legally responsible if you serve a friend alcohol at your house and he or she then drives away and injures or kills another person?  Alcohol-fueled social gatherings give rise to the issue of social host liability, both to guests and to third parties who may be affected by your hospitality.  The […]

Authors:

Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Preet Saini
Preet Saini is a law student at the University of Calgary (2014).
 

Bench Press 38-4: “Ski Buddy” Liability

Mark Kennedy of Colorado died on a heli-skiing expedition when he fell into a tree well.  His widow claimed that he had been paired with a “ski-buddy” who was contractually obliged to stay close to him, keep him in sight and assist or alert guides and other skiers if he saw that his buddy needed […]

Authors:

Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell is the Acting Editor and Legal Writer for LawNow Magazine at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. www.cplea.ca
 

Civil Liability in Sports

The very nature of sport entices participants with the lure of competition, physical and mental challenge, and the pursuit of excellence, but success goes hand in hand with training and the potential for injury. While most injuries result from our own participation and the inherent risks of the sport, occasionally they are the result of […]

Authors:

Laura Zurowski
Laura Zurowski is a lawyer with the firm of Fraser Milner in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

Home Sweet Home…or is it?

Imagine you have just finished building your dream home, complete with swimming pool and hot-tub. You and your family, including the family dog, have just moved in. You decide to have a house warming party and invite over several dozen of your closest friends. Sounds like fun, right? Wrong! While it can be fun and entertaining to host your […]

Authors:

W. Douglas Johnston
 


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