Author Archives: Greg Hagen

About Greg Hagen

B.A., M.A. (Br. Col.), Ph.D. (Western Ontario), LL.B. (Dal.) LL.M. (Ottawa). Assistant Professor. Associate Dean of Research. Director of Graduate Programs. Member of the Law Society of British Columbia. Please click here for more information.

Leave Granted in Fair Dealing in Education Case

Application Commented On: Supreme Court of Canada Leave to Appeal decision in Alberta (Education) v. Access Copyright On May 5, 2011, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal Alberta (Education) v. Access Copyright, 2010 FCA 198, in which … Continue reading

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Investors should be cautious about investing in viatical settlements

Cases considered: Stack v. Hildebrand, 2008 ABQB 668. PDF Version: Investors should be cautious about investing in viatical settlements As a result of the credit crunch, investors have become wary of risky investments. In its 2006 study, the BC Law … Continue reading

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Torts, Tasers and Causation

Cases Considered: Resurfice Corp. v. Hanke, [2007] 1 S.C.R. 333; Athey v. Leonati, [1996] 3 S.C.R. 458  Snell v. Farrell, [1990] 2 S.C.R. 311. PDF Version:  Torts, Tasers and Causation The recent deaths that occurred in Calgary and Edmonton following … Continue reading

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Use of a corporate name or registered trade name does not prevent liability for passing off

Cases Considered: Divine Pet Spa Ltd. v Divine Doggies Spa & Boutique Inc., 2008 ABQB 618 PDF Version: Use of a corporate name or registered trade name does not prevent liability for passing off Charisma Snyder registered a trade name … Continue reading

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Proof of Future Economic Losses in Tort Law

Cases Considered:  Chernetz v. Eagle Copters Maintenance Ltd., 2008 ABCA 265 PDF Version:   Proof of Future Economic Losses in Tort Law In 1999, Harry Chernetz was killed in a helicopter crash. In an action against the helicopter operator and its … Continue reading

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Bill C-61 Locks Out User Rights

Cases, Legislation and Proposed Legislation Considered: Bill C-61, An Act to Amend the Copyright Act, WIPO Copyright Treaty; Performances and Phonograms Treaty; Théberge v. Galerie d’Art du Petit Champlain inc., 2002 SCC 34 ; CCH Canadian Ltd. v. Law Society … Continue reading

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A Note on Integrity in Treaty-Making & Copyright Law

PDF Version: A Note on Integrity in Treaty-Making & Copyright Law In the William Howard Lecture delivered at the University of Calgary on February 8th, 2008, Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry of the Government of Canada, spoke about the virtue … Continue reading

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