Last Week’s Court Rulings from the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, Court of Appeal and SCC.
Edited by Steven Graham
Malton v Attia, 2021 ABQB 503
Negligence | Standard of Care of a practicing lawyer
This matter was sent back to the Court of Queen ‘s Bench to be re-tried. The Plaintiffs claimed the Defendant, a lawyer they retained to sue a home inspector, breached his duty of care to them and was negligent in his advancement of that action, and commenced this action against him.
The Defendant first argued that the Plaintiffs could not be successful as they had not called any expert evidence regarding the standard of care of a practising lawyer. The Court rejected that argument, concluding that a Queen’ s Bench justice in this case had the necessary Read More