At the time of this paper’s publication, certain types of professionals (namely, accountants, lawyers, and certain health care professionals) were required to work in a setting of “unlimited liability,” meaning that the individual professionals could be held liable for debts and other liabilities incurred by the company for which they worked. This paper addresses the issue of that unlimited liability, and suggests that there was a “liability crisis” at the time, and therefore an urgent […]
|TAGS||limited, professional, malpractice, liability, negligence, personal, tort|
March 4, 1998
The legal protection of trade secrets is a desirable objective for the law to pursue and requires improvement through the implementation of new civil and criminal law measures. This report recommends the creation of two new statutory torts to protect the plaintiff who is without an agreement that is governed by the general law of contract. The first tort is aimed at industrial espionage in relation to trade secrets and would make the acquisition of […]
|AREA OF LAW||Property|
|TAGS||confidence, disclosure, fiduciary, freedom, patent, privacy, tort, trade secret|
Draft statute adopted by Uniform Law Conference of Canada, Victoria, BC, August 1987.
July 1, 1986
This report addresses the issue of whether inter-spousal tort immunity should be abolished. It addresses the present state of the law in Alberta, other common law provinces of Canada, and other Commonwealth countries. It assesses arguments for retaining interspousal tort immunity, and looks particularly at the reasons for domestic harmony, collusion, indirect benefit from own wrongful conduct, and subrogation. This report concludes that there is no merit in placing any restriction upon the type of […]
|TAGS||damages, immunity, inter-spousal, interspousal, liability, negligence, tort|
Gratuitous Passengers and Interspousal Tort Immunity Statutes Amendment Act, SA 1990, c 22, s 2 amending the Married Women’s Act (now RSA 2000, c M-6, s 2(3)) and s 3 amending the Contributory Negligence Act (now RSA 2000, c C-27).
April 3, 1979