Can you believe that 2016 is almost half over? The weather is warming up (or sweltering hot already, depending on where you live!) and summer is at last in sight. Here’s what our clients were up this past month:
- Arizona criminal defense attorney Lawrence Koplow will be speaking at this summer’s National College of DUI Defense summer session (along with keynote speakers Dean Strang and Gerry Buting of “Making a Murderer” fame).
- On their BC Injury Lawyer Blog, Waterstone Law Group (based in Chilliwack and Langley) lawyers talked about how damaging social media can be to a personal injury claim, and whether the car is always at fault in auto accidents involving pedestrians.
- Canadian international trade law firm Woods LaFortune LLP blogged about the trade implications of the New Brunswick R. v. Comeau decision. The firm also announced that Michael Woods has been appointed to the Algonquin College International Business Advisory Committee, and shared details of a session on NAFTA that Woods presented at the Inaugural Conference on International Inter-Tribal Trade.
- Over at Vancouver firm Owen Bird, Dan Coles has blogged about two recent alcohol-related cases on his blog, Alcohol & Advocacy: the implications of Brissette v. Cactus Club Cabaret Ltd. for hospitality industry professionals, and top 10 need-to-know facts about R. v. Comeau.
- Warwick, RI eldercare attorney Mark Heffner blogged about his recent article on the evolution of guardianship laws in Rhode Island, and shared a news item about the Cranston Senior Enrichment Center’s new app.
- BC interior law firm Pushor Mitchell announced an upcoming installment in their business law presentation series, on using and enforcing non-competition agreements, and Monica McParland blogged about a very common client question: am I legally separated?
- Canadian tax law firm Thorsteinssons issued tax alerts on the deductibility of professional fees, foreign non-business tax, and fill-the-hole theory.
- Southern Ontario personal injury firm Van Dyke Law Office blogged about decreasing auto insurance premiums (and corresponding coverage); support groups for injured workers in Ontario; and the latest techniques for catching distracted drivers across North America.
- Product injury law firm Hissey Kientz added news items their Taxotere and PPI practice areas. Taxotere has been linked to permanent hair loss in breast cancer patients; new research links proton pump inhibitors such as Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid to kidney failure.
- Ontario divorce lawyer Russell Alexander shared some great tips on how separated or divorced self-employed parents can avoid traps related to self-reporting income and looked at what a recent case can teach us about retroactive child support in Ontario.
That’s it for May; we’ll back in a few weeks with our next installment.