In this issue - #136 June 30, 2010

  1. Pushor Mitchell Gold Medal Award Money 
  2. Personal Injury; Using Your Cell Phone At Accident Scene 
  3. Employment Law Update - Damages For Mental Distress 

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1. Pushor Mitchell Gold Medal Award Money

UBC student Lauren Bytelaar, who graduated today with a Bachelor of Arts degree in geography, is the first recipient of a $10,000 prize created by Pushor Mitchell LLP, awarded each year to a top graduating student in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at UBC's Okanagan campus.

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2. Personal Injury; Using Your Cell Phone At Accident Scene - by Paul Mitchell, Q.C.


A recent BC Supreme Court case hi-lites a creative use of cell phones at an accident scene ; using your phone to photo the accident scene evidence AND obtain a verbal recorded statement from the other driver.

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3. Employment Law Update - Damages For Mental Distress - by Alfred Kempf*

The Ontario Court of Appeal has, at least for now, closed the door to damages for negligent infliction of mental distress by an employer to an employee. The case (Piresferreira v. Ayotte – [2010] O.J. No. 2224) reduced an award at trial of close to $500,000 to just below $150,000.

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