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Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible.

This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Labour Pains 2. BC Injury Law Blog 3. Risk Management & Crisis Response 4. Slater Vecchio Connected 5. Administrative Law Matters

Labour Pains
Supreme Court Upholds Termination for Violation of Anti-Drug Policy

Can an employee be fired for violating his company’s drugs and alcohol policy, if the reason he violated such a policy was because he was addicted to an illegal drug? For many years, most Ontario employment and human rights lawyers would have hesitantly answered that question with a “probably not”. …

BC Injury Law Blog
Court Rejects Defence Doctor As Not A “Reliable and Credible Witness”

A finding that a witness lacks credibility is damaging. This is particularity so when it comes to an expert witness for hire. Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, making such a finding with respect to a a doctor hired by Defendants in a personal injury claim. …

Risk Management & Crisis Response
AMF releases paper on managing conflicts of interest related to incentives in insurance

The Autorité des marchés financiers (the “AMF”) recently released an issues paper on managing conflict of interest risk in relation to incentives paid by insurers to firms, independent representatives, independent partnerships and certified representatives in the insurance of persons and damage insurance sectors. …

Slater Vecchio Connected
Crash Course for BC Drivers

In BC there is a car crash nearly every 2 minutes. It’s costly and can be devastating for some families. Just last year, ICBC paid out nearly $4 billion in injury and vehicle damage claims. And the year before, 300 people died on our roads. If you think things are getting worse, you’re right. ICBC…

Administrative Law Matters
Metzger and Stack on Internal Administrative Law

Gillian Metzger and Kevin Stack’s article “Internal Administrative Law” can be accessed at the Michigan Law Review‘s website. Here is the abstract: For years, administrative law has been identified as the external review of agency action, primarily by courts. Following in the footsteps of pioneering administrative law scholars, a growing body of recent scholarship has…

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