Happy New Year! Looking over what our clients have been up to this month, it’s clear that 2016 is off to a great start. Here’s our regular roundup of clients news and accomplishments:
- Ontario divorce law firm Russell Alexander Family Lawyers welcomed new associate Jason Isenberg (learn more about him at FamilyLLB); congratulated law clerk Amanda Zenga on receiving the firm’s Client Service award; and announced that in 2016 they’d be volunteering as a firm with the Durham Region Law Association at Durham Outlook’s soup kitchen.
- Southern Ontario personal injury firm Van Dyke Law Office blogged about Ontario’s new pedestrian safety laws and explained the cap on general damages for pain and suffering in injury and motor vehicle accident cases.
- Lexbox, a Chrome extension for organizing legal research, was featured by Bob Ambrogi on his popular LawSites blog, reports Lexbox’s creator, Lexum.
- At Canadian tax law firm Thorsteinssons, Leonard Gilbert blogged about a recent tax court case that saw the taxpayer unsuccessfully plead that it was the victim of a sham; and three of the firm’s lawyers — Warren Mitchell, Douglas Matthew, and Ian Gamble — were chosen as leading lawyers in the 2016 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.
- BC law firm Pushor Mitchell hosted a seminar called “The Devil You Know: Effectively Using Shareholders Agreements“; shared how to retain evidence at the scene of an accident with your phone’s various applications; and blogged tips for preparing a detailed and accurate trademark application.
- Sacramento product injury firm Cutter Law blogged on both their metal-on-metal knee and hip blogs, discussing Dr Steven Towers’ insider view of MoM joint replacements, and the potential landslide of Zimmer Personal knee implant lawsuits.
- Mark Heffner, a certified elder law attorney in Rhode Island, shared an article on the challenges and obstacles that seniors face in access to dental care.
- Over at Ontario condo law firm Robson Carpenter, articled student Carly Haynes blogged about the enforcement of “one family” requirements in condominium declarations.
- Dangerous drugs law firm Hissey Kientz covered Johnson & Johnson’s $20 million campaign to promote type 2 diabetes drug Invokana (linked to kidney problems and UTIs); a new study that links SSRIs (such as Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa and Lexapro) taken during pregnancy to birth defects; and Boston Scientific’s recall of the Chariot Guiding Sheath, a device used during heart surgeries that has been known to break during use.
We’ll be back in a month with more client news.