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In This Issue - #251 January 2020

  1. Our Top Ten Articles in 2019
  2. Pushor Mitchell Supports Education in Mental Health
  3. Workplace Sexual Harassment Following the #metoo Movement
  4. Rec League Hockey Bodycheck Results in $702,551 Damage Award
  5. Fiduciary Duties of a Power of Attorney
  6. Substantial Damages Awarded for Defamatory Social Media Posts
  7. Foreign Income for Dependent Support
  8. WorkSafeBC Penalty of Over $600,000
  9. Real Estate Purchases: When the Deposit Becomes Non-Refundable
  10. Who Is Your Executor?
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1. Our Top Ten Articles in 2019

by Pushor Mitchell LLP

Our ten most popular legal articles in 2019: ...

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2. Pushor Mitchell Supports Education in Mental Health

by Pushor Mitchell LLP

Pushor Mitchell has made a significant commitment to Okanagan College funding opportunities. ...

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3. Workplace Sexual Harassment Following the #metoo Movement

by Colin Edstrom

Sexual harassment in the workplace exists on a spectrum. It can range from unwelcome comments of a sexual nature to sexual assault. ...

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Colin Edstrom
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4. Rec League Hockey Bodycheck Results in $702,551 Damage Award

by Paul Mitchell, Q.C.

A recent case in Ontario found a rec league hockey player responsible for significant damages for a blindside hit in a no contact league. ...

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Paul Mitchell, Q.C.
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5. Fiduciary Duties of a Power of Attorney

by Angela Price-Stephens

The BC Court of Appeal case of Meng Estate v Liem 2019 BCCA 127 confirmed that a person acting under a power of attorney owes a fiduciary duty to the donor. ...

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Angela Price-Stephens
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6. Substantial Damages Awarded for Defamatory Social Media Posts

by Jeremy Burgess

I’ve previously written on defamation within the context of social media and airing grievances about services on social media, and the recent decision of Rook v. Halcrow continues to underscore that social media posts are public domain. ...

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Jeremy Burgess
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7. Foreign Income for Dependent Support

by Patrick Gaffney

If a parent or spouse has an obligation to pay support, and lives in a foreign country that has income tax rates which are significantly different than Canadian income tax rates then the Court will consider a number of factors when converting the for ...

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Patrick Gaffney
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8. WorkSafeBC Penalty of Over $600,000

by Mark Grabas

In December 2019, the Metro Vancouver Regional District received an administrative penalty of $637,415.60 for committing high risk safety violations. ...

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Mark Grabas
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9. Real Estate Purchases: When the Deposit Becomes Non-Refundable

by Jeremy Burgess

Subject to clauses, waiver or satisfaction of subject to clauses, deposits and when deposits become non-refundable are issues in contracts of purchase and sale that often become the subject of litigation. ...

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Jeremy Burgess
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10. Who Is Your Executor?

by Vanessa DeDominicis

Being an Executor is a big job. Be careful who you pick, and make sure that they are willing to do it. ...

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Vanessa DeDominicis
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