In this issue - #162 August 30, 2012

  1. Chamber Business After Hours At Pushor Mitchell - September 20th 
  2. Monthly Lawyer Profile - Brad Cronquist 
  3. ICBC Shake Up After BC Government Releases Report On ICBC 
  4. Good News For Farmers: Supreme Court Of Canada Clarifies Proper Interpretation Of Restricted Farm Loss Rules 
  5. Court Confirms Restrictions On Ability To Remove Builders Liens Quickly And Economically 
  6. How Can A Philanthropic Governance System Help A Family Business? 
  7. New Study Finds Whiplash Caused Brain Injury In Over 20 Percent Of Cases 
  8. In the Community - Pro Bono Going Public 2012 
  9. Interesting Transactions - From Our Business Law Group 
  10. Legal Lite - Border Patrol Detain Men Over Illegal Chocolate Kinder Eggs 

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1. Chamber Business After Hours At Pushor Mitchell - September 20th

Join us for hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and an opportunity to network with the business community at the annual Kelowna Chamber of Commerce September Business after Hours at Pushor Mitchell LLP.

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2. Monthly Lawyer Profile - Brad Cronquist

Why did you become a lawyer?

I was nearing the end of my Bachelor of Commerce days and law seemed to be a natural progression to work in the world of business. It was a great decision.

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3. ICBC Shake Up After BC Government Releases Report On ICBC - by Paul Mitchell, Q.C.

See the backgrounder, and read the full report here.

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4. Good News For Farmers: Supreme Court Of Canada Clarifies Proper Interpretation Of Restricted Farm Loss Rules

On August 1, 2012 the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Canada v. Craig, 2012 SCC 43 (“Craig”).  It’s good news for farmers, especially those farmers that need to work off the farm to make ends meet.

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5. Court Confirms Restrictions On Ability To Remove Builders Liens Quickly And Economically - by Mark Danielson

In West Fraser Mills Ltd. v. BKB Construction Inc., 2012 BCCA 89, the British Columbia Court of Appeal confirmed restrictions upon the ability use certain provisions of the Builders Lien Act, S.B.C. 1997, c. 45 (the “Act”) to remove lien claims from land quickly and economically. The decision is also notable because it casts doubt on a lower court’s finding that removal of equipment of land did not constitute lienable work under the Act.

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6. How Can A Philanthropic Governance System Help A Family Business? - by Vanessa DeDominicis

Over 80% of businesses around the world are family owned businesses. Specifically, Canada’s family businesses employ 4.7 million full-time employees and the total annual sales of Canadian family businesses is $1.3 trillion.

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7. New Study Finds Whiplash Caused Brain Injury In Over 20 Percent Of Cases - by Paul Mitchell, Q.C.

While it has long been known that whiplash can cause injuries to the cervical spine, a new study confirms that whiplash may also cause brain injury in some cases.

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8. In the Community - Pro Bono Going Public 2012

On September 14, 2012 Pushor Mitchell lawyers, Allan Elliott, Joni Metherell and Keri Grenier have volunteered to provide free legal advice along with several other lawyers in City Park as part of a free legal advice-a-thon taking place in the streets of Vancouver, Kelowna and Victoria.  The advice-a-thon is spear-headed by Access Probono to help raise funds and awareness for access to justice for low and modest income people who may otherwise not have access to legal advice.  For more information about the advice-a-thon or to make a donation please see www.advice-a-thon.ca.

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9. Interesting Transactions - From Our Business Law Group

From Our Business Law Group – Negotiated and successfully completed a multi-million dollar refinancing for a hotel chain.

Find out more about our Business Law Group: http://www.pushormitchell.com/service/business-law

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10. Legal Lite - Border Patrol Detain Men Over Illegal Chocolate Kinder Eggs

Kinder Eggs seemed like a perfect gift for family and friends so Chris Sweeney and Brandon Loo bought a few to bring back to Seattle without knowing they were illegal.

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