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艾伯塔省,2001年

With a proven record of success, 卡拉 delivers sharp, strategic, and value-added advice for clients' most sophisticated business challenges.

卡拉 is a 通过tner in the Litigation Group in 卡尔加里. Recognized for her innovative approach to handling complex business disputes, 卡拉's practice focuses primarily on corporate commercial, class action, and public law litigation. A member of the firm's International Arbitration Group and Class Action Group, 卡拉 also has extensive experience in arbitration and has represented clients with respect to matters concerning data compensation for pesticide registrations, market rent and land valuations, and significant contractual disputes in the energy sector.

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《钱伯斯加拿大》,诉讼:一般商业-艾伯塔省,客户访谈

卡拉 represents a broad scope of clients from a wide range of industries including oil and gas, wind farm development, agribusiness, commercial real estate, retail, and technology in disputes concerning commercial contracts, class actions, departing fiduciary obligations, product liability, and a variety of other matters concerning complex commercial transactions. 卡拉 is familiar with the sensitivities often associated with court actions that receive media attention and has worked closely with in-house and outside public relations 人s to tailor her court submissions accordingly.

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Clients appreciate 卡拉's creativity, responsiveness, and deep industry knowledge as well as her ability to tailor her approach to best suit their business needs. Most of her engagements have been settled outside the litigation process by adopting an aggressive, thorough strategy of early preparation and case development. 卡拉 has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta and the Federal Court, for complex interlocutory motions, judicial reviews, trials, and appeals. Some of her recent reported cases include:

  • Semex联盟v高科技乳品设备公司。,2019 ABQB 70;
  • Aquatech诉艾伯塔省(环境与公园部长),2019 ABQB 62;
  • Four20 Premium Markets Ltd. v Development Authority of The City of 卡尔加里,2018 CGYSDAB52;
  • 大卫·铃木诉先正达案, [2017] FC 682,C.E.L.R. (第四)215;
  • Clearview管道&暖气有限公司和Giraffe Corp诉Clockwork IP,LLC等,[2018] FC 169,156 C.P.R.(第4)321
  • Potvin v Prowse等 (8 Jul 2018), 卡尔加里 T-83-18 (FC)
  • 埃德蒙顿市诉优步,2015 ABQB 214;
  • Wenzel井下工具有限公司v加拿大国家油井公司,2012 FCA 333,[2014] 2 FCR 459,[2012] FCJ No 1654;
  • Balm v Aikins MacAuley& Thorvaldson LLP,2011 ABQB 650,562 A.R. 82(Q.B.); 2012 ABCA 96,522 A.R. 402(C.A.);和
  • 利昂家具有限公司v艾伯塔省 (信息和隐私专员),2011 ABCA 94,阿尔塔45号。 L.R.(5th)1(C.A.); [2011] S.C.C.A. 260号

Some of 卡拉's additional representations include:

  • 梅迪辛哈特市和LGX石油天然气公司诉加拿大总检察长,环境部长和总督 , FC No. T-12-14; ABQB No. 1401-10147 – counsel for the City of Medicine Hat in a judicial review and constitutional challenge of the first-ever emergency protection order (the “EPO”) that was issued by the Minister of Environment under the Species at Risk Act, which has the effect of sterilizing or significantly limiting the oil and gas assets of the applicants. 卡拉 also acts on behalf of the City in the ABQB Action, seeking compensation based on de facto expropriation and injurious affection principles;
  • 艾尔建(Allergan Inc.)诉艾伯塔(Alberta)(司法部长和副检察长)等,ABQB第1701-05590号–艾尔建(Allergan)律师,就艾伯塔省卫生部长关于某些青光眼药物可互换性的决定进行司法审查;
  • 壳牌加拿大公司–壳牌公司以115亿加元将其在阿萨巴斯卡油砂项目中50%的权益出售给加拿大自然资源有限公司的交易团队成员,以及与马拉松石油加拿大公司的CNRL共同以25亿美元共同收购的交易;
  • 陶氏益农加拿大公司诉加拿大(卫生部),FC No.T1478-08-陶氏的法律顾问,负责对害虫管理管理机构的两项决定进行司法审查;
  • Debby Allen v Direct 能源Marketing Ltd, ABQB No. 0901-12817 – defence and resolution of a $60 million class action on behalf of Direct 能源regarding its late payment penalty practices;
  • Alzu等人诉加拿大Smucker食品公司。等, ABQB No. 1703-07203-Smucker的律师,参与了涉及面粉的大肠杆菌污染的推定集体诉讼;和
  • Dione Setoguchi诉Uber Canada Inc.等,ABQB编号1701-16003-Uber的律师在全国性集体诉讼中,涉嫌因​​第三方数据泄露而受到损害。

Outside of the courtroom, 卡拉 contributes to industry publications and blogs. She is also a contributing author of the fifth edition of Defending 集体诉讼 in Canada,由LexisNexis发布。她是国际预防冲突研究所加拿大顾问委员会的成员& Resolution. She also acts as a mentor both within the firm and as a 通过t of the Martin Family Initiative, a program that is committed to improving education outcomes for Indigenous people in Canada. 卡拉 is involved in the Alberta soccer community including in her role as Secretary and Board member for the 卡尔加里 Villains FC.

卡拉 graduated from the University of Saskatchewan and was called to the Alberta bar in 2001.