Our tradition of monthly client roundups continues! Here’s our July summary of news and accolades:
- July saw a new website for the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, which also joined Twitter. CCCA will be sharing industry and association news via @CCCA_News.
- Markham family lawyer Russell Alexander wrote about some recent cases involving partners inheriting child support obligations. Mr. Alexander, who also practises family law in Oshawa, covered the landmark Schreyer case as well.
- Online legal practice management solution Clio announced its partnership with Carbonite for data backup: Clio users can get a free 30-day trial. If they buy after that, they’ll get a bonus 2 months free.
- FP Legal Post reported that Gowlings partner David Lefebvre will advice CNOOC on its US$2.1-billion acquisition of OPTI Canada Inc. Lefebvre is a member of the firm’s Corporate Finance and M&A Practice Group.
- Florida criminal attorney Ron Chapman wrote about how RICO prosecutions require a pattern of racketeering.
- Nursing home abuse lawyer Jonathan Rosenfeld described a host of updates on his Bed Sore FAQ website, including tips, studies, news items and reports related to pressure sores. Also related, Mr. Rosenfeld added a significant expansion to the pressure sore injuries section of his website.
- Product injury firm Hissey Kientz wrote that the number of lawsuits filed against DePuy hip replacements has grown to 1000.
- Wills and estates lawyer Ed Kaye of Waterstone Law was reappointed as President of the Chilliwack Hospice Society for the 2011/2012 year.
- David Canton of Harrison Pensa was interviewed about the concept of digital law by TBK Creative. Mr. Canton discussed legal ramifications of the digital age on brands.
- New Jersey criminal defense attorney Jonathan Marshall wrote about boating under the influence (BUI) and how police have ramped up their anti-BUI patrols.
- Legal support services provider Dye & Durham released its August litigation calendar and reminders for various registries and ETray services.
- And finally, Kelowna law firm Pushor Mitchell have appointed Mark Baron as the firm’s new managing partner. Congratulations!
We’ll be back at the end of August with another round of updates.