It’s official…2015 is halfway over! Between launching new practice areas, announcing scholarships, and welcoming new associates, our clients have had a busy June. Here’s a peek at what they’ve been up to:
- Kelowna law firm Pushor Mitchell welcome three new associates: Elise Everest, Joel Wonnacott, and Leneigh Bosdet. The firm also announced the winner of its $10,000 Gold Medal Leadership Award: Yasha Pushak is a BSc double honours computer science and mathematics student at the University of BC Okanagan campus.
- Sacramento product injury firm Cutter Law has started representing patients injured by the Olympus scope, a device used in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures, common in cases of pancreatic or colon cancer, and in diagnosing diseases of the liver, bile ducts, and pancreas. Lawsuits allege that improperly cleaned Olympus duodenoscopes led to patients contracting the CRE antibiotic-resistant superbug.
- Southern Ontario personal injury lawyer Frank Van Dyke joined CanLII Connects, sharing case comments related to credibility and medical reports and intrusive defense medical examinations.
- Rhode Island elder lawyer Mark Heffner‘s firm shared some tips from the Alzheimer’s Association in honour of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, and highlighted events happening in that state.
- Phoenix criminal defense attorney Lawrence Koplow published a primer on what to do if you or someone you care about has been charged with DUI in Arizona. His comprehensive “Start here” guide talks about how you might be feeling; explains the different types of charges related to drugs, alcohol, and driving; and reminds us that these cases are never black and white.
- Ontario divorce lawyer Russell Alexander shared some legal marketing tips that he presented at the LSUC’s 2015 Solo Conference; blogged about judge-shopping; and shared videos on who pays child support in Ontario and child support and access rights in Ontario.
- Canadian tax law firm Thorsteinssons issued several tax alerts, including one dealing with the updated CRA Income Tax Folio on Related Persons and Arm’s Length; a federal court decision on the CRA requesting tax accrual papers during an audit; and a tax court decision on valuing foreign option contracts on a mark to market basis.
- Canadian trade law firm Woods, LaFortune LLP posted an update on COOL, announced that Michael Woods has been re-elected to the board of the Forum for International Trade Training, and continued a series on non-violation complaints, discussing WTO and good faith and equitable relief.
- Product injury firm Hissey Kientz pointed us to a lawyer’s heartbreaking first-hand experience with birth defects caused by Zofran, and shared that lawsuits related to the anti-nausea drug continue to rise.
- Ontario condo and construction law boutique firm Robson Carpenter blogged about the lien legislation reviews underway in both Ontario and BC; a recent case that illustrates why buyers should never rely on oral representations about property zoning compliance; and another that deals with consumer protections in the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act.
We’ll be back at the end of July with more news to share, and hope your summer is off to a terrific start.