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Can You Be Fired for a Tattoo?
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Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
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What You Need to Know About New Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez
Study Reveals Alarming Statistics On Theft and Employee Misuse of Company Data
As Expected, Noel Canning v. NLRB Headed to the Supreme Court
Marijuana in the Workplace
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Two Key Elements Every Social Media Policy Should Include
Corporate Law Report: Global HR, Textual Harassment, Working Interviews, and Other Workplace Issues
As Supreme Court Defines “Clothes,” Biggest Impact Will Be on Judiciary’s Deference to DOL
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2012 was an active year for class actions in Ontario. Bennett Jones has been involved in some of 2012’s leading cases, including the putative class proceedings commenced in Trustees of the Labourers’...more
The Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Perini, a general contractor. Plaintiff alleged that he was exposed to asbestos by Perini employees at job locations where construction of...more
In past years, second-hand asbestos exposure claims against product manufacturers and premises owners have increased with the decline of the more traditional asbestos exposure cases. These ‘bystander’ plaintiffs allege that...more
Effective July 2, 2012, asbestos cases in the San Francisco Superior Court are being governed by a new set of procedural rules. Following a decline in asbestos filings and severe budget shortfalls, the court issued the...more
The UK's highest court has issued its decision in the Employers' Liability Insurance "Trigger" Litigation: BAI (Run Off) Ltd v Durham & Ors,  UKSC 14 (28 March 2012), and finally resolved a long-pending dispute over...more
The California Court of Appeal held in Campbell v. Ford Motor Company, 2012 WL 1820919, that a premises owner owes no duty to warn family members of employees of contractors of the hazards of secondary asbestos exposure....more
The United Kingdom Supreme Court recently handed down a decision in what is known as the EL Trigger case, wherein the Court has finally decided which Employers’ Liability (“EL”) policy or policies should respond to indemnify...more
A mining worker’s exposure to asbestos did not cause his colon cancer, the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal has held.
The worker worked for a “nickel producer” for approximately 38 years from 1959...more
Thomas Brown, Jr. labored on oil rigs for three decades unloading raw asbestos; he now suffers from lung disease as a result and requires oxygen 24 hours a day in order to breathe. Last month he saw his record $322 million...more
In an important ruling for corporations sued in California, the Second Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal in Toyota Motor Corporation v. Superior Court (July 27, 2011) No. B225393, held under Code of Civil...more
The Vermont Supreme Court recently held that a plaintiff's evidence that exposure to benzene allegedly caused his cancer was insufficient to get to the jury. Blanchard v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., No. 2010-250 (Vt....more
Many people view the direct exam of a non-expert witness as a series of "what happened next?" questions. With a little planning and effort, your directs can crackle with every bit of tension as a cross-examination. This...more
A second seat, or co-counsel, can be a critical position in trial. This article focuses on getting the best from your second seat, or if you are in that role, how to be most useful....more
Requests for admissions may be used to (1) establish the truth of specified facts, (2) admit a legal conclusion, (3) determine a party’s opinion relating to a fact, (4) settle a matter in controversy, and (5) admit the...more
The Court will hear oral argument on four civil cases this November, addressing a variety of issues:
Cassel v. Superior Court. (Wasserman, Comden, Casselman & Pearson),S178914: (1) Are the private conversations of an...more
We are moving from an economy and a society built on the logical, linear, computer-like capabilities of the Information Age to an economy and a society built on the inventive, empathic, big-picture capabilities of what’s...more
After a long stretch of depositions,coupled with intense mediation sessions you finally have a day in the office to clean off your desk and catch up on your other cases Going through the stacks of mail, you find the motion...more
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