Important New Privacy Ruling: What on earth is “intrusion upon seclusion”?
I’ve often said that my job is mostly about people behaving badly at work, so the fact situations underlying the cases I read are often all too human in nature. Consider the case of Winnie, who was fighting with her common-law husband about money. She wasn’t convinced he was actually paying…View the post titled Important New Privacy Ruling: What on earth is “intrusion upon seclusion”?
Biggest World Risks for the Next Decade
The World Economic Forum’s Risk Response Network has published a fascinating, if sobering, overview of major risks that face the world in the next decade: Global Risks 2012, 7th edition. They predict that economic and societal factors are the most likely to cause major problems, but th…View the post titled Biggest World Risks for the Next Decade
Merck to pay at least $21.8 million to settle Vioxx lawsuits in Canada.
The Toronto Star reports on the Vioxx class action lawsuit and Pharmaceutical giant Merck has agreed to pay between $21.8 and $36.8 million to settle the case.For full story, please click here.View the post titled Merck to pay at least $21.8 million to settle Vioxx lawsuits in Canada.
Sunrise Propane prosecution to start
On August 10, 2008, a propane explosion occurred at the Sunrise Propane distribution plant located on Murray Road in Toronto, Ontario. The explosion forced the evacuation of approximately 12,500 residents and caused widespread damage and injury. Sunrise employee Parminder Singh Saini, 25, wa…View the post titled Sunrise Propane prosecution to start
Canadians who took controversial Vioxx drug may be eligible for compensation.
Global News reports on the Vioxx settlement.For full details, please click here.View the post titled Canadians who took controversial Vioxx drug may be eligible for compensation.
Old windows for a good cause?
Do you have any old wooden sash windows sitting in the garage? The wonderful Toronto Atmospheric Fund wants about 30 of them to make a new dividing wall that lets more light into their offices. If you can help, please e-mail Lyle Jones, [email protected] –they will pick them up!View the post titled Old windows for a good cause?
Vioxx Settlement Reached
A settlement has been reached which, if approved by the courts and fully implemented, will resolve Vioxx claims across Canada.Click here for more informationView the post titled Vioxx Settlement Reached
Keystone rejected, for now
The Obama administration announced today they will reject the permit on the controversial 1,700-mile oil sands pipeline project, Keystone XL, because the US Congress forced an immediate decision before the proposed route revision through Nebraska could be studied. Transcanada will reapply, s…View the post titled Keystone rejected, for now
Approvals Reform, phase 2
The Ministry of the Environment is moving into the second phase of its long-awaited comprehensive approval reforms. The first part of the new approvals framework became operational on October 31, 2011.Two more parts of this initiative are now open for public consultation. The first isView the post titled Approvals Reform, phase 2
Roundup on "Roundup"
Dianne is quoted in this week’s Lawyers Weekly about the hard-won “special review” of glyphosate, a weed-control product that contains the pesticide polyoxyethylene tallow amines, and is also known as Roundup. The case is: Wier v. Canada (Minister of Health),  F.C.J. No. 1583. T…View the post titled Roundup on "Roundup"
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