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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 […]
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 […]