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By Fiona Anderson. As a former journalist, I can’t help but be mesmerized by the bloodletting that is happening at newspapers and television and radio stations across Canada. The only exception is the publicly funded Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Private companies need to make money to survive and, with advertisers now having their own advertising platforms (their websit ...
By Samantha Stepney. Many employees who seek our advice following termination are surprised to learn that so long as their employer has not violated any human rights laws, the employee can be fired for any reason. If the reason amounts to “just cause” – which includes things like theft and insubordination – the employee is not entitled to any notice of termination or any severance.
There is no doubt that public attitudes towards marijuana have changed over the past few decades. Today, more than half of states have some form of legalized marijuana, and the Indiana House recently approved a bill that would allow people with epilepsy to use medical marijuana for treatment. As pot use has become more acceptable socially and legally, many states have seen an ...
Terroristic Threats: Laws and Consequences in Texas Posted by Matthew Sharp under Threats March 29, 2017 Texas defines assault as intentionally, recklessly or knowingly causing bodily injury to another. Assault is also knowingly or intentionally threatening another with imminent bodily harm. The punishment for assault is a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a $500 fine.
Many industries rely on trucks and heavy duty vehicles to get work done. From construction workers to utility providers, employees use company trucks all day to get to and from work sites and fulfill their duties. However, like all drivers, workers can get into trucking accidents while on the clock, and with such heavy vehicles, these crashes can lead to serious injuries and fatalities.
Hi there, I am a Personal Injury Attorney in Houston. Any type of traffic-related accident has the potential to cause serious injuries. However, certain types of crashes have a higher propensity for certain types of injuries. For example, a rear-end collision between two cars can often cause victims to suffer from whiplash.
As the backlog of judicial foreclosure cases grew substantially in recent years in states such as New York, New Jersey, and Florida, many homeowners found their cases dragging on for years or even ignored altogether by their mortgage lenders. As the statute of limitations began to run on foreclosure actions, some homeowners found themselves in a unique position – the mortgage l ...
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday fined Experian PLC $3 million, alleging that the leading credit-reporting firm misrepresented the credit scores it marketed to consumers, according to the Wall Street Journal. On Thursday, the Journal reported that the CFPB said Experian claimed the credit scores it sold to consumers were the same ones lenders used to make credit decisions.
People can become very attached to their dogs and treat them as life companions. They live inside homes and can become trusted members of families. However, even without provocation, a dog may become aggressive and sometimes bite. Victims of dog bites are often people who are known to the dog – owners, friends, or neighbors.
Car accidents often cause debilitating and long term injuries. Some of these injuries, including leg crush injuries, require extensive treatment and involve long recovery periods. One of the most common injuries that can result from a car accident is a broken bone injury. It is not uncommon to see a cast on a car crash victim’s leg, but in some cases, it can be worse.
Cyber security insurance is a relatively new insurance product that has probably become more popular and important in today’s digital age. Think about it. Almost everything is created, transmitted, shared, and stored digitally. Companies utilize cloud-based platforms to store documents, share documents, and transmit documents. Documents are transmitted via e-mail.
In a March 23, 2017, article, the Wall Street Journal quotes Partner Peter Brann on the potential impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in a major patent case, TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands. The case, which is scheduled for oral argument on Monday, March 27, 2017, has the potential to put a stop to the scourge of forum shopping, rules under which patent trolls have ...
Today, in an 8-3 vote, the Senate Local Government Committee passed an extremely important firearm and ammunition preemption bill – Senate Bill 5 – which in addition to reaffirming/strengthening preemption would also provide for attorney fees and costs, where a local government violates the preemption statute. Senate Bill 5 will now go to the Senate floor for consideration.
When the blood vessels and nerves are squeezed near the thoracic outlet, it causes a condition known as thoracic outlet syndrome. It is not uncommon for car accident victims to develop neck, arm, shoulder, and hand pain. In most cases, the cause of this pain is the herniation of the spinal discs, or stretching or tearing of the ligaments in the neck.
Our client filed a discrimination complaint with the BC Human Rights Tribunal against his former employer and union. After filing with the provincial Tribunal, the employer asserted that the matter fell within federal jurisdiction. Out of an abundance of caution, we did not withdraw our client’s provincial complaint until the Canadian Human Rights Commission accepted jurisdicti ...
Mark Schklar Allegedly Engaged in Private Securities Transactions; Schklar Allegedly Recommended and Facilitated the Sale of Shares in a Company that Purportedly Produced Equipment Implemented to Grow Marijuana Mark Schklar allegedly took part in private securities transactions by recommending and facilitating sales of shares in a company that manufactured equipment used to grow marijuana, accord.
Most attorneys know it’s important to have a law firm brand but usually underestimate just how much work goes into building a great one. Law firm branding needs to be well thought out, well researched, and well planned. There’s more to branding than just throwing a logo on all of the content you create and share on the web.
Today, after previously voting unanimously to preliminarily approve hunting of game with semi-automatic firearms, the Pennsylvania Game Commission voted against semi-automatic hu ...
Bart James Ellis Allegedly Defrauded Investors out of Over $1 Million; Ellis Allegedly Claimed to be a Financial Advisor even after Losing His License Bart James Ellis, of Scottsdale, Arizona and a former financial advisor for Ameriprise and Morgan Stanley, allegedly defrauded investors out of over $1 million, according to Reports from the IRS currently under review by attorneys Alan Rosca and Ja.
B&I attorneys Meg Greene and Kenleigh Nicoletta will present at the Maine State Bar Association’s CLE seminar “Tax-Exempt Organizations: Fundamentals and Beyond” on March 28, 2017. Their presentations will cover topics including formation and incorporation of tax-exempt organizations, gover ...