Whether you consider the end of summer as “the most wonderful time of the year“, or are sad to see the sunny weather on the wane, the end of August is here, and soon we’ll all be back into the full swing of fall. Check out our latest installment of company news, and here’s a quick look at what our clients got up to over this past month:
- Ontario family lawyer Russell Alexander participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and blogged about letters of consent for kids travelling internationally. His firm also welcomed a new associate, Elliot Vine.
- Toronto real estate lawyer Karina Frost blogged about the challenges of selling a stigmatized property, whether a house or a condo is a better investment in Toronto, and about the SCC’s decision to deny appeal to the Toronto Real Estate Board on the issue of historical sales data being published on their website.
- Products injury attorney Brooks Cutter was featured in the Sacramento Business Journal‘s 2014 Best of the Bar list – congratulations, Brooks! Thoughout August, his firm served as a donation drop-off site for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sacramento backpack drive to collect school supplies for local kids in need. The firm also blogged on how to protect yourself in the event of a car accident, and about the dangers of texting and driving.
- Matthew Williams of Canadian tax law firm Thorsteinssons LLP was interviewed by CBC News on a case involving a whether a trip to Indonesia and Thailand was an eligible tax deduction. The firm also issued a tax alert on the TCC’s ruling on medical expenses claims for a surrogacy arrangement.
- The Canadian Corporate Counsel Association‘s annual conference took place this past month as part of the CBA Canadian Legal Conference. By all accounts, delegates were thrilled with the exceptional hospitality they received in St. John’s, NL, and enjoyed great keynotes like Rex Murphy and a kitchen party with Great Big Sea frontman Alan Doyle.
- Dangerous drug and medical device injury law firm Hissey Kientz reported an increasing number of lawsuits related to dialysis products GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, and on previous settlements of Risperdal lawsuits. The firm also added new information about Mirena and breast cancer, Wright hip replacements and the FDA’s new medical device tracking system, and the recent asbestos scare in the US Capitol.
- BC legal support services provider Dye & Durham is getting creative while working on their upcoming 140th anniversary and client appreciation celebrations for this fall! The company invites all BC legal pros to connect with them on Twitter and LinkedIn for critical industry news. They’re also encouraging clients who may have upcoming title search requests involving Prince Rupert or Prince George to take note of upcoming LTSA changes.
- Rhode Island elder care law firm Heffner & Associates blogged about the upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer’s events in Newport and Pawtucket. Firm founder Mark Heffner is a frequent volunteer speaker with RI Alzheimer’s caregiver groups.
- Ontario construction law boutique Robson Carpenter is looking for a litigation lawyer to join their team. Student Carly Haynes also posted Part 3 of her series on choosing the right condo. This installment focuses on phased condominiums, following up on vacant land condos and standard condos.
- Okanagan area law firm Pushor Mitchell lawyer Keri Grenier wrote about the costs of hiring an injury lawyer, and Sandra Hakanson announced she’ll be giving a presentation on changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program. Vanessa DeDominicis shared some helpful info for anyone appointed executor, in light of BC’s new WESA legislation.
- On his blog, West Palm Beach, FL criminal defense lawyer Ron Chapman discussed a case where gun evidence was not allowed at a drug trial and another where drug convictions were overturned because the plaintiff did not have dominion and control over the drugs and chemicals found in his girlfriend’s home.
We’ll be back next month with more notable client news to share.