In this issue - #163 September 28, 2012

  1. Monthly Lawyer Profile - James Paterson 
  2. How Trampolines Can Ruin Your Life 
  3. Beautiful Land, Tricky Transactions 
  4. The Skeleton In Your Closet 
  5. Whiplash Injury Much More Severe When Head Is Turned 
  6. How Valuable Do You Think Trade-Marks Are? 
  7. Anti-Money Laundering Legislation And Its Impact On Real Estate Developers 
  8. Changes To “Persons With Disabilities” Rules 
  9. Ask A Lawyer – Can I Do Anything At The Start Of The Lawsuit To Make Sure The Defendant Pays Me If I Am Successful? 
  10. In The Community - Pie A Lawyer For Terry Fox 
  11. Interesting Transactions - From Our Business Law Group 
  12. Legal Lite - Drunk Woman Tries To Break Into Jail, Demands To Be Arrested 

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1. Monthly Lawyer Profile - James Paterson

Why did you become a lawyer?

I was in the middle of a Commerce degree majoring in finance and accounting, and knew that I had far too much personality to become an accountant. I liked business, so thought a great way to continue my fantastic lifestyle as a student was to go to law school in the hopes of becoming a business law lawyer.
 

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2. How Trampolines Can Ruin Your Life - by Paul Mitchell, Q.C.

A recent policy statement by a group of doctors highlights the inherent dangers of trampolines. Think a net makes them safe? Read how a trampoline can cause severe injury, and how it could ruin your life, even with a “safety net”.

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3. Beautiful Land, Tricky Transactions - by Andrea East

First Nations’ reserves contain some of Canada’s most beautiful land, including undeveloped properties that are frequently eyed by developers for large residential or recreational projects.
 

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4. The Skeleton In Your Closet - by Keri Grenier

Unless you grew-up in a bubble, chances are you have done a few things in your life that you aren’t jumping at the chance to post as your latest Facebook status.

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5. Whiplash Injury Much More Severe When Head Is Turned - by Paul Mitchell, Q.C.

People whose heads are turned at the time of a rear impact collision risk a much more serious whiplash injury with potentially chronic symptoms.

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6. How Valuable Do You Think Trade-Marks Are? - by Vanessa DeDominicis

The World's 10 Most Valuable Brands (2012)

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7. Anti-Money Laundering Legislation And Its Impact On Real Estate Developers - by Bradley Cronquist

Since 2009, real estate developers (“Developers”) have been subject to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (the “Act”).

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8. Changes To “Persons With Disabilities” Rules - by Melodie Lind

The Ministry of Social Development has announced some changes to the legislation that applies to individuals receiving income assistance under the Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Act. These changes are intended to come into effect on October 1, 2012.

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9. Ask A Lawyer – Can I Do Anything At The Start Of The Lawsuit To Make Sure The Defendant Pays Me If I Am Successful? - by Greg Pratch

Many clients that I speak to are disappointed to find out that there are very few options that allow you to take steps at the beginning of a lawsuit to help ensure that you recover a judgment should your lawsuit ultimately be successful.

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10. In The Community - Pie A Lawyer For Terry Fox

On September 14th, our “Pie a Lawyer” event capped a series of firm fund raising activities which generated $6700 for the Terry Fox Run.

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11. Interesting Transactions - From Our Business Law Group

From Our Business Law Group – Represented a family owned company in its buy out of family members including negotiations of the terms of the transaction.

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

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12. Legal Lite - Drunk Woman Tries To Break Into Jail, Demands To Be Arrested

Tiffany Hurd was caught during a break in but ended up where she was trying to go - jail. Hurd was seen climbing a barbed wire fence outside Butler County Jail in Ohio and deputies asked her to leave. She refused and told staff that she wanted to be arrested.

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