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Kitzul Case on School Board Policy Change

In December of 2012, 8-year-old Nicholas Kitzul left his classroom, unknowing that this trip to the bathroom would permanently change his life. The 3rd grade student at Bearspaw Elementary School was found 4 minutes after leaving the classroom, by a fellow student, unconscious in the washroom. The non-breakaway lanyard that held the hall pass issued […]

Pipella Law Represents Severely Injured Child in Lawsuit Against Rockyview School Division. Family Reaches an Out-of-court Settlement.

Nicholas Kitzul is shown in 2017, five years after the accident at Bearspaw School. Photo provided by Kitzul family. Global News, CBC, and other Calgary media including the Calgary Sun and Calgary Herald have covered this prominent story. Seven years after their son Nicholas suffered catastrophic, life-altering injuries, the Calgary-area Kitzul family (with assistance from […]

Pipella Law Assists Local Family In Claim Against Day Home

According to the filed Statement of Claim at the Calgary Court of Queen’s bench, on the afternoon of April 20, 2017, Lochlan Linehan fell down at a Calgary-area day home, resulting in catastrophic injuries that left him vomiting, unresponsive, and in critical condition. The incident, which occurred just 8 days after the boy’s first birthday, […]

Parents sue for $18 million after toddler suffers brain injury at day home

The family of a Calgary child badly injured in a fall at a day home two years ago is seeking more than $18 million in damages, alleging negligence in his care. A statement of claim obtained Wednesday by Postmedia says Lochlan Linehan, 3, suffered catastrophic injuries during an April 20, 2017, incident at a northwest […]

Pipella Law Sponsors the 4th Annual Madd Calgary Golf Tournament

The 4th annual MADD Calgary Golf Tournament was held on June 13th at Calgary’s celebrated McKenzie Meadows Golf Course. Fortunately, the tournament was able to dodge the rain plaguing southern Alberta this year, dozens of local golfers took to the greens for 18 holes of good food, good fun, and great prizes. Proceeds from the […]

Pipella Law Supports Swing for Synaptic Golf Tournament

Taking place June 20th at the gorgeous Carnmoney Golf & Country Club south of Calgary, the 2nd Annual Swing for Synaptic Charity Golf Tournament saw dozens of golfers (both solo and in teams) take to the greens for a day of skill-testing contests, fabulous prizes and great golf. Of course, the Swing for Synaptic tournament […]

Pipella Law Celebrates Dedication

At Pipella Law, we are not only dedicated to our clients, but also, to each other. In recognition of this dedication, we would like to take this opportunity to honour Pipella Law’s many team members celebrating recent (and upcoming) anniversary milestones. Del Manhas, Paralegal, will be celebrating 25 years with Pipella Law on September 7th, 2019. Kathy Smith, Paralegal, […]

Is It Time For Mandatory Seatbelts On Buses?

On April 6th 2018, 16 people were killed and 13 were injured when a coach bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos minor hockey team collided with a semi-truck trailer near Armley, Saskatchewan. The unspeakable tragedy sparked Canada-wide discussions about highway safety, transportation standards, and what steps must be taken to protect Canadians. Families of the Humboldt […]

Alberta’s Minor Injury Settlement Cap Raised For 2019

In accordance with the Minor Injury Regulation issued under Alberta’s Insurance Act, the maximum amount available for pain and suffering due to minor injuries caused by a motor vehicle accident has been raised 2.4% to $5,202, effective 1 January 2019. Why Are Minor Injuries Capped in Alberta? Minor injuries in Alberta are capped as a direct result of […]

Pipella Law Sponsors The Owen Hart Foundation’s “An Evening with Alec Baldwin”

Pipella Law’s Tara Pipella. On the evening of November 30th, Calgary’s Southern Jubilee Auditorium was graced with the presence of award-winning actor, activist, and comedian, Alec Baldwin for a very special limited engagement. “An Evening with Alec Baldwin??? saw the iconic leading man, (currently best known for his Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning performances on 30 […]