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…View the post titled Science, proof and causation: when courts and scientists disagree
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…View the post titled Social Media in Personal Injury Litigation: Will defence lawyers and insurance companies search my Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages?
How safe is natural gas?
No source of energy is “safe”, i.e. has zero adverse effects. We are frequently consulted by people who have had their lives turned upside down by oil spills, some recent, some decades ago. Often, those spills cannot be fully cleaned up, and can tear families apart. Coal and nucl…View the post titled How safe is natural gas?
New training requirements for waste drivers
Regulation 347, under the Environmental Protection Act, is going to be amended to broaden training requirements to all drivers of waste transportation vehicles.View the post titled New training requirements for waste drivers
Good news: Dioxin dropping in food
The European Food Safety Authority has published a new report on levels of dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in food and feed. It shows that dioxin levels in food and feed are continuing to gradually drop, likely due to the spread and enforcement of stricter food standards and air…View the post titled Good news: Dioxin dropping in food
Federal environmental assessments will be rushed
Now that federal environmental assessments are gone, the federal government will only assess very large, very important projects. But it’s going to do them in a hurry.View the post titled Federal environmental assessments will be rushed
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 …View the post titled Settlement Agreement Reached in Reebok Toning Shoes and Apparel Class Action
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…View the post titled Valve Software’s Standard Service Agreement Not Valid in Canada
Narrower Canadian Environmental Assessment Regime in force
The new Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, is now in force, and federal environmental screenings are a thing of the past.View the post titled Narrower Canadian Environmental Assessment Regime in force
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…View the post titled Narrow candidates for permit by rule: waste, solar, printing
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