Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from seventy recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible.
BC Injury Law and ICBC Claims Blog
$45,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Persistent but Not Disabling Soft Tissue Injuries
Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for persistent moderate soft tissue injuries. In today’s case (Matharu v. Gill) the Plaintiff was involved in a collision which the Defendant was found liable for. She suffered moderate soft tissue injuries to her neck and shoulder which persisted to the time of trial and were expected to linger for sometime after although the ultimate prognosis was generally favorable. …
Expanded Academic Index (Tip of the Week)
Today I’m thinking about theology – not a typical concern in my job as a reference librarian in a legal library, but a friend quoted paleontologist and Jesuit priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to me on how spirit is infused into material life, and I feel like exploring that a bit. I don’t imagine that Quicklaw or the Canadian Encyclopedic Digest will have much on this question (although no doubt some witty legal scholar can prove me wrong), so I will need to look elsewhere. …
Off the Shelf
Quebec and Federal Content Enhancements to CanLII
CanLII has recently announced some significant content enhancements to their offerings of federal Quebec materials – and an exciting development for freely available legal information. In collaboration with the Quebec Centre d’accès à l’information juridique (CAIJ), the following substantial caselaw offerings have been added to the Quebec databases: …
Alcohol & Advocacy
Top Ten Liquor Laws from 1921
On October 1, 1917 British Columbia “went dry”, giving way to the pressure of the temperance movement sweeping the nation. Less than four years later the ineffective and corrupt Prohibition regime came to an end on June 15, 1921 when an Act to provide for Government Control and Sale of Alcoholic Liquors came into force, known by its short title the Government Liquor Act. …
Environmental Law and Litigation
Priestly Demolition fined $70,000 for Spill and Failure to Report
The defendant, Priestly Demolition Inc. caused chlorine gas to be discharged into the environment when an employee operating a magnetic grapple attempted to move old pressurized gas cylinders. During the move, a valve snapped releasing the gas. The employee experienced a burning sensation and was taken to the hospital where he received treatment and stayed overnight. The employee has suffered no known long-term harm to his health. …
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