The last day of 2015 is upon us, and we’re wrapping up the year with our December installment of Stem client news. While we were busy running the 10th annual Clawbies, here’s what our clients were up to:
- Russell Alexander is seeking a family law associate to join his firm’s team, and describes two things he’s learned about Ontario law proceedings in 2015: that self-representation is still not a good idea, and that judges are becoming more candid.
- Tax lawyers at Thorsteinssons reminded clients of the upcoming year-end deadline for filing a newly-required GST/HST election form.
- Lexbox discussed those wonderful-but-completely-inefficient legal research filing cabinets of yore, and reminded us of how their browser extension works as an electronic reference file cabinet in a blog post called “Get it all together!“
- Product injury firm Hissey Kientz wrote about growing concern over a class of antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones (brand names Levaquin, Avelox and Cipro), which is prescribed for acute cystitis or urinary tract infections. Known as FQLs, they have been linked to extreme pain and debilitating weakness in the joints and ligaments.
- Kelowna lawyers at Pushor Mitchell LLP blogged on a wide variety of topics including deciding on guardians for minor children (Vanessa DeDominicis), mistakes to avoid in workplace investigations (David Brown) and dividing family property upon separation (Monica McParland).
- Sacramento injury firm Cutter Law shared more metal-on-metal hip replacement news on their microsite: an $11 million jury verdict for a patient with a Wright Conserve implant, the DePuy Pinnacle MDL trial beginning in January, and a UK man who chose the freedom to speak about cobalt poisoning over a hip replacement settlement.
- The international trade lawyers at Woods, LaFortune LLP were published on National magazine’s blog (TPP and the Evolution of Investor Rights, parts 1 & 2) and on FITT’s TradeReady Blog (The one thing that will guarantee you get paid in international business deal).
- Ontario injury firm Van Dyke Law Office blogged about what makes an injury “catastrophic” and whether folks in Ontario can get an insurance discount for using winter tires.
That’s it for this time — see you next year!