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August 31, 2016

How Would You Like It If Your Peers Called You “Quirky And Peculiar”?

Actually, I don’t mind at all. Great results for clients that stand out from the crowd require lawyers who also stand out from the crowd. And the comment from one of my competitors follows the observation in Benchmark that “among peers in that region [Newfoundland and Labrador], praise is resounding and […]
August 31, 2016

How To Present An Appeal

I read an interview this morning with a retiring judge of the Supreme Court of Canada. His name is Louis LeBel. Justice LeBel was asked if he had any advice for lawyers preparing to appear before the Supreme Court. He said: (a)    know your case inside out, (b)    […]
August 31, 2016

How Does Malpractice Insurance Work, And Who Pays For It?

The vast majority of doctors in Canada are insured by one organization, the Canadian Medical Protective Association. Most members of the public would be surprised to learn what CMPA insurance coverage actually covers. And it is the public through their taxes who pays the premiums on behalf of doctors. While […]
August 31, 2016

Discipline Complaints And Civil Lawsuits: The Case Of Dr. Christo Taylor

The discipline complaint against Dr. Christo Taylor has received much press attention. In proceedings by the provincial College of Physicians & Surgeons, Dr. Taylor pled guilty to professional incompetence and conduct deserving of sanction. The complaint was made by the parents of 9 year old Kaylie Wheaton. It was accepted for action […]
August 31, 2016

Addictive Medication Hero Chris Cull Completes Cross-Canada Awareness Campaign And Learns About The OxyContin Class Action Lawsuit

Chris Cull completed his bike ride across Canada last week, aimed at raising awareness about the addictive potential of medication drugs. He ended his ride in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, at Quidi Vidi Gut. I had a chance to meet Chris and his team at my house. Chris is producing […]