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Alberta goes beyond gender specific calculations

Thursday, April 30, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Steve Schott

Since the passage of the Minor Injury Regulation (MIR) on Oct. 1, 2004, Alberta courts have been active in refining and clarifying its scope and application. In the Feb. 23 decision in McLean v. Parmar [2015] A.J. No. 214, Justice Kristine Eidsvik of the Court of Queen’s Bench further refines the definition of “minor injury” in relation to claims arising from chronic pain. This decision is also noteworthy for its treatment of the plaintiff’s claim for loss of earning capacity, which challenges previous approaches to calculating...