In this issue - #141 November 30, 2010

  1. Survey Says : Pushor Mitchell Client Survey Results 
  2. The Top Ten Mistakes That Could Screw Up Your ICBC Claim, Mistake #9 
  3. Notice Obligations To Employees On Leave 
  4. “Virtual Visitation”…A New Trend? 
  5. The 12 Scams Of Christmas 
  6. UBC Creates New On-Line Resource For Small Business And Entrepreneurs 
  7. Drunk-To-Keep-Warm Defense Works For DWI Suspect 

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1. Survey Says : Pushor Mitchell Client Survey Results

Many thanks to the hundreds of clients that have responded to our client survey and who took the time to tell us what you think about our services. Every year we survey clients to obtain feedback on how we are meeting their needs and where there may be opportunities for improvement. All these responses help us with our commitment to provide top notch service and advice.

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2. The Top Ten Mistakes That Could Screw Up Your ICBC Claim, Mistake #9 - by Paul Mitchell, Q.C.

This series, by Pushor Mitchell personal Injury lawyer Paul Mitchell Q.C,.will explain the Top Ten mistakes to avoid with your ICBC claim. The article will give tips on how to ensure you do not make serious mistakes that could be fatal to your claim. For 10 issues of Legal Alert, Paul will focus on one mistake you should avoid, and what you should do instead to ensure your claim is not prejudiced.

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3. Notice Obligations To Employees On Leave - by Alfred Kempf*

One of the most common questions faced by employment lawyers concerns how bad news about their employment status should be delivered to employees on leave. Leaves may occur for many reasons including maternity, illness, vacation, or leave of absence.

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4. “Virtual Visitation”…A New Trend?

It appears that technology is making its way into Canadian family Court cases.  Traditionally, when one parent has day to day care of a child, the other parent has visitation, which can be specified times in a Court Order or Agreement, or regular visits as arranged between the parents.  Of course, one typically thinks of visitation as a time when a parent and child are together in person for a dinner visit, a weekend, a holiday, etc.  However, with mobility cases becoming more common, the definition of visitation may be changing.

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5. The 12 Scams Of Christmas

With Christmas fast approaching and holiday shopping advertisements popping up online and off, an article from Internet.com says security software vendor McAfee has rolled out its tongue-in-cheek nod to partridges and pear trees everywhere with its "Twelve Scams of Christmas" list for 2010.

According to Forrester Research, online shoppers last year spent more than $45 billion during the holiday season, giving online thieves and hackers plenty of incentive and opportunity to ply their illicit scams.

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6. UBC Creates New On-Line Resource For Small Business And Entrepreneurs

Small businesses across British Columbia now have a free, comprehensive resource to boost their business-planning efforts and foster an online community of information and support, thanks to the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia.

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7. Drunk-To-Keep-Warm Defense Works For DWI Suspect

A southeast Missouri man has been acquitted of drunk driving after claiming that he consumed alcohol to keep warm after - but not before - he lost control of his vehicle on an icy road.

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