Hard to believe that the year is almost halfway over –we’ve only just gotten used to writing 2015! Here’s a quick look at what May held for our clients:
- We welcomed our newest client, Van Dyke Law Office. Principal lawyer Frank Van Dyke represents clients in and around Ottawa, Kingston, and Belleville, Ontario with injury compensation, employment issues, insurance matters, and other litigation.
- Congratulations to Phoenix criminal attorney Lawrence Koplow , who was named “Lawyer Of The Year For Outstanding Contribution To DUI Defense” by the Arizona Attorneys For Criminal Justice. And writing at the Arizona DUI Defense Blog, Lawrence discussed how tiny errors can have huge consequences in DUI cases, because of the way that blood is tested and the results are generated.
- Elder law attorney Mark Heffner testified in front of the Finance Committee of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, voicing his opposition to certain provisions in the Reinventing Medicaid Act of 2015.
- Cloud practice management software company Clio was nominated for the 2015 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards in the Outstanding Workplace category, hosted a webinar on mindfulness for lawyers, and shared an infographic on cybersecurity in law firms.
- Sacramento drug injury firm Cutter Law has added a new page for their Benicar practice. The blood pressure medication has been linked to serious intestinal problems that mimic Celiac disease. The firm also continued to post on their Metal Hip Law Blog, on a $2.5 million metal poisoning jury verdict and the Zimmer Durom Cup trials that began in New Jersey and California this month.
- Cutter Law also began a practice related to the Zimmer Persona knee replacement, an implant device that was removed from the market in January of 2015.
- Fraser Valley firm Waterstone Law Group is seeking a general litigation lawyer for their Chilliwack office. The ideal candidate is someone interested in establishing their own civil or commercial litigation niche.
- Product injury firm Hissey Kientz shared a steady stream of news related to the drugs that have injured their clients, including Zofran, Xarelto, and Viagra; the firm also reported on Russia and India’s plan to block the UN’s proposed ban on asbestos exports (asbestos causes a deadly form of cancer called mesothelioma).
- Okanagan law firm Pushor Mitchell shared helpful information on what homeowners with waterfront docks should know about liability, and announced an upcoming presentation for family doctors on medical-legal reports and ICBC forms.
- International trade law boutique Woods LaFortune blogged about non-violation claims and whether they’re a contradiction in terms or a reflection of the spirit of free trade, using the example of UHT milk. They also discussed how Greece is threatening to reject the CETA unless their country gets exclusive dibs on the term “feta”.
- Ontario condo and construction law firm Robson Carpenter blogged about due diligence and the Land Titles Registry, and about which relatives on a house’s title can qualify for the HST homebuyer’s rebate.
- Ontario family law firm Russell Alexander added some new FAQs to their Ontario Divorce Help microsite and blogged on the consequences of a divorcing spouse snooping in the other’s email. The firm was also pleased to support local cyclist Bayley Simpson, who will travel across the world to represent Canada in the 2015 Junior Track Cycling World Championships in Kazakhstan.
- Canadian tax lawyers at Thorsteinssons were a busy bunch with speaking engagements. Brandon Wiener spoke on structuring sales of family businesses at the Tax Effective Succession Planning for the Owner-Manager conference and Paul Gibney presented on non-resident trusts and offshore investment fund properties at the CBA’s 2015 Tax Law for Lawyers conference.
As always, we’ll be back next month with more news to share.