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Tuesday, July 10, 2018 @ 11:50 AM

Police turning to 3D technology for crime, accident scene investigation Brian Harder

As 3D scanners are increasingly becoming the tool of choice for police departments across the country to use while investigating accident and crime scenes, it makes sense for lawyers to have a better understanding of how the technology works and how it is used. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 @ 9:17 AM

B.C. youth advocates calling on provincial government to amend labour laws

As summer begins and young workers head into seasonal work, advocates in British Columbia are calling on the provincial government to change labour laws that allow children as young as 12 to work with little regulatory oversight other than parental consent. First Call: B.C. Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition is championing a campaign to bring B.C.’s labour laws in alignment with international conventions, which would bring the work start age up to 16. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 04, 2018 @ 8:49 AM

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - Evidence - Admissibility

Appeal by the plaintiff, Dahl, from an order dismissing her negligence claim against the defendant, the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 03, 2018 @ 1:23 PM

McIntyre Powder: Compensation in cases of human experimentation 3minerssilhouette_sm.jpg

In response to World War II-era human experimentation atrocities, the Nuremberg Code restated the essential requirements for the legitimate, ethical conduct of experiments involving human clinical subjects. The first and most critical element is the voluntary, fully informed consent of the human subject, in the absence of coercion, duress, force or deceit. The human subject must also be free to withdraw from participation in the experiment at any time. These ethical principles were not followed during a human experiment involving tens of thousands of miners and factory workers in a compulsory aluminum dust inhalation program that spanned nearly four decades in Canada and internationally. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 @ 8:37 AM

PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL INJURIES - Brain damage - Age of claimant

Appeal by the defendant, Seven Oaks General Hospital, from an award of damages in favour of the plaintiffs, the Lantins, for medical negligence. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 @ 12:34 PM

The question of medical negligence in British Columbia’s Cambridge affair blanksuperhero_sm.jpg

As described in part one of this series, Drs. Sean and Rosemarie Cambridge, two foreign-trained physicians, provided medical care to hundreds of patients in Chilliwack, B.C., from 2011 to 2017, under a provisional medical licence issued by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 @ 9:18 AM

More than half of employers worried about marijuana legalization, report states Nicole_Simes_sm

A little more than half of Canadian employers are concerned about how marijuana legalization will impact the workplace, according to a new study. But should they be? Employment lawyers who spoke with The Lawyer's Daily shared their views — some differing — when it comes to how worried business proprietors and managers ought to be as of Oct. 17, when recreational marijuana use becomes legal in Canada. ... [read more]

Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 6:19 PM - Last Updated: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 11:55 AM

Chief Justice Wagner calls for judicial discipline reforms as Ottawa drags heels on removing sidelined judge Richard Wagner

Canada’s top judge has called on the Trudeau government to enact reforms to reduce the persistent lengthy delays and high costs of the federal judicial discipline process. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 11:44 AM

FIFA must face concussion issues head-on headbut_sm.jpg

As always, rivalries and hotly contested matches are at the forefront of the FIFA World Cup this year. However, some things are different about this year’s tournament after ridicule following the 2014 edition of the games. This year, FIFA is placing a stronger priority on player safety after a report from 2014 accused the soccer federation of not following proper guidelines and protocols relating to concussions suffered by players. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 11:44 AM

Diamond and Diamond grows service offerings

Diamond and Diamond Lawyers LLP, a firm that started in the personal injury space and expanded to offer real estate, wills, immigration and family law services has now added a commercial and civil litigation division. ... [read more]