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August 31, 2016

Judge Shocked By Class Action Legal Fees

In the smallest Canadian class action settlement on record, a judge asked to approve the settlement called the claimed legal fees “remarkable”, “disturbing” and “deplorable”. A Saskatchewan-based law firm claimed fees ranging up to $225,000 for achieving an $8,000 settlement.  Pointing out that the $8,000 settlement was “very modest”, class […]
August 31, 2016

Renegade Law Practice

Ben Glass, a friend and personal injury lawyer in Virginia, recently had a frustrating experience in court. Ben had to travel a distance to attend a useless case management meeting at which he was asked some more or less irrelevant questions by a junior judge, which could have been answered by […]
August 31, 2016

MUN Slogged For Major Failure Of Scientific Governance

The prestigious British Medical Journal announced yesterday it is withdrawing work it published by immunologist Ranjit Chandra. The work concerned nutrition for babies. CBC has reported this story under the headline “Memorial University called ‘real villain’ as BMJ ditches Chandra research”. Real villain? Major failure of scientific governance? How could this be? This […]
August 31, 2016

Cerebral Palsy Steps Out

I have had the great honour of helping young cerebral palsy clients bring legal claims for birth injury, so when the Cerebral Palsy Associations in Canada invited participation in their September 2015 fund raising and fitness campaign, I was happy to help. I signed up to do 10,000 steps a […]
August 31, 2016

Did The Fifteen Billion Dollar Tobacco Judgment In Quebec Knock Out The Claim By The Province Of Newfoundland?

Provincial governments and territorial governments around Canada realized rather late that the case against big tobacco to recover the enormous expenses of health care provided to sick smokers was largely made for them by the 1997 tobacco settlements taken earlier in the United States. The US tobacco settlements on behalf […]