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Published on: 16 Aug 2012 By

Science, proof and causation: when courts and scientists disagree

Bad science should be thrown out of court. When alleged scientific data fails to meet relevant, objective quality standards specifically developed for that kind of data, no one knows whether the claimed result is either reliable or correct. It is fundamentally unfair to punish anyone base…

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Published on: 16 Aug 2012 By

Social Media in Personal Injury Litigation: Will defence lawyers and insurance companies search my Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages?

Introduction Hiring private investigators to monitor plaintiffs in their daily lives is a common practice for defence lawyers and insurance companies, in order to find out if the plaintiff has lied about or exaggerated his or her injuries. In recent years, they have begun to regularly search…

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Published on: 9 Aug 2012 By

Settlement Agreement Reached in Reebok Toning Shoes and Apparel Class Action

 If you purchased any of the Reebok toning shoes and/or or apparel listed in the Action between December 5, 2008 and July 10, 2012, you should immediately review the full legal notice in this matter to ensure that you understand your legal rights. Visit the Actions offical page here or read …

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Published on: 9 Aug 2012 By

Valve Software’s Standard Service Agreement Not Valid in Canada

Recently Siskinds Class Action specialist Daniel Bach commented on the validity of the companies mandatory binding arbitration clause that would prevent consumers from bringing any class actions against the company.  The article can be found on one of Canad’s leading technology sites h…

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Published on: 7 Aug 2012 By

Narrow candidates for permit by rule: waste, solar, printing

The latest draft Approvals Reform regulations are another small step in the right direction.  Clarifying and simplifying the requirements for routine, low impact activities, and reducing regulatory delay, is increasingly important if Ontario is to successfully compete for investment money an…

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