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31 May 2013 By

Drennan Anti-Wind Lawsuit Stayed Until Tribunal decides

Shawn and Trisha Drennan farm in the Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh, where K2 propose to develop a wind power project of 140 wind turbines (270 megawatts).  As discussed in our earlier blog, the Drennans started a lawsuit, hoping to prevent construction of the wind farm. They claim t…

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31 May 2013 By

Beyond Branco: A Comparison Of Recent Decisions On Insurers’ Bad Faith And Punitive Damages

The recent decision Branco v American Home Assurance Company received a lot of attention for the high damages awarded against an insurer for acting in bad faith. Branco was just one of a series of cases dealing with bad faith damages in Canada over the last year. In this article, Siskinds lo…

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31 May 2013 By

Join Siskinds and the London Humane Society at Bark In the Park Festival

Join Siskinds Lawyer Emilie Maxwell and her loveable sidekick Watson Sunday June 2 as Siskinds sponsors the Bark in the Park Festival.  Join us and participate in some great pet-centered activities to help raise funds for the London Humane Society in their mission to help abused and vulnerab…

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30 May 2013 By

Tattoos and Trustworthiness – Discrimination for Decoration?

Do you have tattoos?  Do you trust professionals with tattoos? Fashion is constantly changing and more and more people have tattoos and are displaying them in the workplace. In her latest blog post Beth Traynor looks at a 2012 Labour Arbitration decision on whether or not a hospital could ba…

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27 May 2013 By

$500,000 Fisheries Act fine for illegal pesticide use on salmon farm

Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd. pleaded guilty to violating the Fisheries Act. Its illegal use of a pesticide contributed to substantial lobster kills in southwestern New Brunswick. The court ordered Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd. to pay a total of $500,000, one of the largest and most significant penalties …

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