I rarely speak about personal things on here, but I can’t jump back into my roundup without a mention of why last week’s post was skipped – on August 20, 2013, my grandmother passed away at age 90. She lived a long and amazing life, but her family still misses her. For a peek into what she meant to us, you can take a look at my sister’s personal blog, where she shared the eulogy that I gave at my grandmother’s funeral.
I hope to write a post soon about how the lessons I learned from my grandmother can be translated to the legal industry, but for now, we’re back with our weekly roundup. I think it’s a sign of September arriving this weekend that we’ve had SO many substantive posts this week – September always feels like a new beginning to me (all those years of school year beginnings, I suspect), and I think many of our lawyers are looking at it in the same way.
So here are this week’s top posts!
- A Clearly Descriptive Engineering Trademark from Clark Wilson LLP: Larry Munn reviews the Federal Court of Canada’s recent decision to dismiss an appeal in the case of Continental Teves AG & Co v. Canadian Council of Professional Engineers.
- Provinces are Pushing for More Trial Judges amid Case Backlogs: Fogler Rubinoff attorneys are quoted in this Lawyers Weekly piece discussing the provinces request for more trial judges.
- Calls for transferable system of ‘granny leave’ from Miller Samuel LLP: The popularity of this post shows how relevant it is these days – the need for extended leave for the sandwich generation, who are having to provide care to their parents.
- Provincial Workers’ Compensation Scheme Bars Federal Statutory Cause of Action from Fogler Rubinoff: Blair Bowen reviews the ensuing legal matters when two brothers were killed earning their living as fishermen in the North Atlantic.
- Washington Federal Court ruling threatens validity of National Labor Relations Board actions from Ogden Murphy Wallace: What would a roundup be with no mention of the NLRB? A recent ruling in Washington state may impact the actions of the National Labor Relations Board, as reported by Ogden Murphy Wallace.
Enjoy the weekend, and if you are fortunate enough to have grandparents still in your life, make sure to call them and tell them you love them today.