In This Issue - #180 February 28, 2014

  1. Monthly Lawyer Profile - Jeremy Burgess 
  2. Estate Planning - "Should I Appoint A Professional Executor/Trustee In My Will, Or A Close Family Member/Friend?" 
  3. Tort of Unlawful Interference with Economic Relations 
  4. Do I Have An ICBC Claim? 
  5. Idle-O 
  6. New BC ATV And Off Road Vehicle Legislation Proposed 
  7. Where There's No Smoke ... Electronic Cigarettes at Work 
  8. In The Community - Okanagan College Graduate Lands Job And Scholarship All In One Week 
  9. Legal Lite - Unreturned VHS Rental Gets Woman Arrested 9 Years Later 

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1. Monthly Lawyer Profile - Jeremy Burgess

Why did you become a lawyer?

I felt it made good use of my Sociology degree and I enjoy the challenge of learning the law and preparing cases.
 
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2. Estate Planning - "Should I Appoint A Professional Executor/Trustee In My Will, Or A Close Family Member/Friend?" - by Vanessa DeDominicis

An Executor/Trustee has a wide range of obligations and responsibilities to fulfill. When doing your Estate Planning and choosing an Executor/Trustee, you have a number of important considerations to keep in mind.

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3. Tort of Unlawful Interference with Economic Relations - by Wesley Forgione

In the recent Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) decision A.I. Enterprises Ltd. and Alan Schelew v. Bram Enterprises Ltd. and Jamb Enterprises Ltd., 2014 SCC 12 4, the Court clarified the tort of interference with economic relations (the “Unlawful Means Tort”).

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4. Do I Have An ICBC Claim? - by Keri Grenier

I will often get calls or emails from people wondering “do I have an ICBC claim?”  In most cases, these people actually do have an ICBC claim.  What often surprises me is how often ICBC tells you that you that you do not have a claim, when you actually do (or at least that is what the client hears).

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5. Idle-O - by Jeremy Burgess

This post discusses the hundreds, if not thousands, of land contracts in British Columbia that may be negatively affected by section 73 of the Land Title Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 250 and the line of legal authorities stemming from International Paper Industries Ltd. v. Top Line Industries Inc.

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6. New BC ATV And Off Road Vehicle Legislation Proposed - by Paul Mitchell, Q.C.

 The BC Government announced the introduction of Bill 13, the Off Road Vehicle Act, which seeks to change the Province’s system regulating the use of off road vehicles.

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7. Where There's No Smoke ... Electronic Cigarettes at Work - by Alfred Kempf*

At this time there are no municipal bylaws or workers’ compensation regulations preventing the use of electronic cigarettes in the workplace. Does this mean that employers need to allow their employees to use these devices?

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8. In The Community - Okanagan College Graduate Lands Job And Scholarship All In One Week

A student who recently completed her Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate at Okanagan College now has a much closer relationship with her new employer than she ever imagined.

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9. Legal Lite - Unreturned VHS Rental Gets Woman Arrested 9 Years Later

A South Carolina woman has been arrested for never returning a VHS rental.

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