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Cambie Surgeries Corporation v. British Columbia
  • Harper Grey LLP
  • USA, Canada
  • October 31 2016

The Cambie Surgeries Corporation v. British Columbia proceedings ("Cambie"), in which certain Sections of the Medicare Protection Act, R.S.B.C. 1996

Second judicial interpretation helps clarify PRC insurance law
  • Mayer Brown
  • China
  • August 13 2013

The PRC Supreme Court has recently issued the Interpretations of the Supreme People's Court on Certain Issues Concerning the Application of the

Massachusetts federal court grants summary judgment for power tool manufacturer on design defect claim because plaintiff offered no expert evidence regarding existence of a defect, safer alternative design or causation
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2013

In Torres v. Skil Corporation, 2013 WL 3105815 (D. Mass. June 17, 2013), plaintiff was injured while using a circular saw when the saw's blade guard

Protected titles: dentistry
  • Shoosmiths LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 3 2012

By law, dental professionals (NHS and private) must be registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) in order to practise dentistry in the United Kingdom.

Layperson evidence on alleged health effects limited
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • March 5 2012

The Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) has released a decision limiting the ability of laypersons to testify about health effects allegedly caused by proximity to wind turbines without providing medical recordsexpert opinions to substantiate their testimony.

US Department of Justice to release detailed new guidance on FCPA
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2011

At a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) conference in Washington, DC, yesterday, November, 8, 2011, Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer announced that the US Department of Justice expects to release “detailed new guidance on the criminal and civil provisions” of the FCPA in 2012.

Access to justice for all?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 27 2011

Recent and future reforms of legal aid and costs may well see a rise in litigation without the assistance of a lawyer.

Technical loophole provides no escape from guarantee
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • October 18 2011

Tait-Jamieson v Cardrona Ski Resort Limited involved an appeal by Mr Tait-Jamieson against a District Court judgment which held that he was liable pursuant to an unsigned guarantee in favour of Cardrona Ski Resort Limited (Cardrona).

DOR: raiding the seat cushions
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • September 29 2011

Just like every state and municipality in the nation, Washington State is struggling to shore up what seems to be a dwindling revenue stream due to lower property values, fewer business transactions, fewer working people paying taxes, lower taxable revenues for businesses, etc.

Commentary on Ouellet (Succession de) a will cannot be contradicted unless it contradicts the testator
  • Fasken
  • Canada
  • September 15 2011

This is a commentary on a Superior Court decision regarding a motion for improbation of a clause in a will that provided for distribution of the succession.