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Pat Williams presented at CHOA Fall Program

Pat Williams presented this past Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the Condominium Home Owner’s Association of BC (CHOA) Fall Strata Education Program. Pat presented on the subject of Insurance for the Strata Corporation, Council, Owner and Tenant.

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RSS successfully defends a firm having performed a pre-purchase inspection of a building

November 24, 2014 — Benoît Chartier successfully represented an engineering firm against a claim of some $400K arising from the discovery of a partial settlement of a building. The firm had inspected the building, a retirement home, that had been sold through a complex series of transactions.

The Superior Court’s decision, released on November 14, released our client from liability, for two reasons:

  1. Because of the series of transactions that led to the sale, our client had no obligation towards the plaintiff since the parties had no legal relationship between them;
  2. Our client had correctly carried out the mandate it had been given.

ASL (Lavolière), l.p. c. Vallières, 2014 QCCS 5475 (CANLII)

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TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE advised Eesti Talleks on Škoda and Porsche car business sale transaction

Eesti Talleks AS and Semler Baltic OÜ, a subsidiary of the Danish Semler Gruppen, signed a contract on Tuesday for the sale by Eesti Talleks of a 50 per cent holding in the Adole Invest AS group. The group is composed of the importer and dealers of Škoda and Porsche vehicles. “Today we have reached an agreement to divest our share, which enables Eesti Talleks to focus on our strategic field of real estate development”, Taavi Toots, the chairman of the board of Eesti Talleks AS, commented.

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Complimentary Webinar – OSHA Forecast: Developments To Watch in 2015 and Beyond

To register for this webinar, please click here.

Join Valerie Butera, Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. EST for a 60-minute webinar.

This webinar will delve deeper into OSHA issues that will impact a wider range of industries in 2015.   In addition to a greater focus on enforcements and inspections, changes will occur for recording injuries and illnesses in the OSHA 300 Injury and Illness Recordkeeping log as well as reporting changes of severe injuries or illnesses.

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American Hospital Association Features EBG’s “Eye on Ebola” Webinar

Epstein Becker Green’s slides from the “Eye on Ebola: A Discussion About the Health Regulatory, Risk Management, and Labor and Employment Issues Impacting Health Care Providers” webinar is featured on the American Hospital Association’s Ebola Preparedness Resourcesclick here.

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HOWARD P. SPEICHER CONFIRMED FOR LAND COURT JUDGESHIP

Howard P. Speicher has been appointed as a judge in the Land Court. The Governor’s Council unanimously approved Mr. Speicher’s appointment on November 12. Mr. Speicher will fill the vacancy created by the upcoming retirement of Judge Harry M. Grossman.

“It has been an honor and privilege to practice with Howard for over 30 years, and we wish him all the best,” said C. Michael Malm, a founding partner of Davis Malm. “His litigation skills and dedication to the community will serve him well as a judge. While we will surely miss him and the many contributions he makes to our firm and our clients, we are proud of his accomplishments and have no doubt that he will serve the Land Court bench with distinction.”

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Lidings handling the largest individual bankruptcy case in European history

In 2006-2007, when Ireland’s richest man, Seán Quinn, came to Russia to lay the cornerstones at the construction sites of massive commercial real estate properties in a number of Russian regions, no one could have imagined that in three short years, these same properties would have been virtually stripped away from him – or that the management companies in charge of them would be on the verge of bankruptcy. 

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Heather Hettiarachchi to speak at CLE Human Rights Conference

This morning at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver, Heather Hettiarachchi will be speaking at the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC’s Human Rights Conference, which is a forum that brings together all those who have an interest in human rights issues, including human resource professionals and employment, labour, and human rights lawyers. Heather will be presenting in relation to the aging workforce in Canada.

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HOWARD P. SPEICHER CONFIRMED FOR LAND COURT JUDGESHIP

Boston, MA, November 20, 2014 — The Boston law firm of Davis, Malm & D’Agostine, P.C. is pleased to announce that Howard P. Speicher has been appointed as a judge in the Land Court.  The Governor’s Council unanimously approved Mr. Speicher’s appointment on November 12. Mr. Speicher will fill the vacancy created by the upcoming retirement of Judge Harry M. Grossman.

“It has been an honor and privilege to practice with Howard for over 30 years, and we wish him all the best,” said C. Michael Malm, a founding partner of Davis Malm. “His litigation skills and dedication to the community will serve him well as a judge. While we will surely miss him and the many contributions he makes to our firm and our clients, we are proud of his accomplishments and have no doubt that he will serve the Land Court bench with distinction.” More…

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Miller Samuel Movember Update – Week 3

Week 3

We’re now on the home straight. During the past week all 5 participants have had strange looks and various comments of a derogatory nature. Ryan is still sticking safe with the goatee look, but the four others have stuck to the 70s look as far as possible. One week left to match the efforts of Tom Selleck and Graeme Souness at his prime…

Of course, this is all for a good cause. Please donate what you can to Cancer Research by clicking on this link. Your donations are greatly appreciated.

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