Monthly Archives: August 2014

Washington Supreme Court Bans “Psychiatric Boarding”

On August 7, 2014, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that “psychiatric boarding” under Washington’s Involuntary Treatment Act (“ITA”) is unlawful. “Psychiatric boarding” is a term used to describe the practice of leaving mentally ill patients in hospital emergency rooms because there is no space at certified evaluation and treatment facilities.  Certified evaluation and treatment […]

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Congratulations to Clark Wilson’s New Partners!

Clark Wilson is pleased to announce the appointment of three new partners: Shauna Towriss, Anna Sekunova and Rosemary John. Their hard work and dedication have helped shape our firm and our future. Please join us in congratulating Shauna, Anna and Rosemary. We look forward to many years working together to serve our clients.

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Court clarifies WESA notice requirement

Since BC’s Wills, Estates and Succession Act (WESA) and accompanying Supreme Court Probate Rules came into force on March 31, we have been working with our counterparts in the Probate Registry to clarify some of the new procedural requirements. One of the things we have puzzled over, relating to the timing of the beneficiary notice, has been clarified by a recent court decision.

Rule 25-2 requires notice of an intended estate grant application in Form P1 to be sent to beneficiaries, next of kin, and sometimes others, “at least 21 days before submitting for filing” the application materials. When the application materials are submitted, they must include an affidavit of delivery in Form P9. This affidavit confirms that the notice has been sent as required, but the prescribed form does not require the person making the affidavit to say when they sent the notice.

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Week of August 4, 2014 on ILNToday – A Roundup!

Once again, Friday is here folks, and I’m back with a roundup! Who else is looking forward to the weekend? It’s supposed to be a beautiful one here at the Jersey shore, and if the weather today is any indication, it will be lovely!

But before you head out, make sure to read through these top posts from this week on ILNToday!

 

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The NLRB Goes To “Pot” – “The Board, Like Congress, Has The Authority To Regulate The Marijuana Industry”

The NLRB’s General Counsel’s Office, in an Advice Memo dated October 25, 2013  (pdf) and released to the public on August 7, 2014, has taken the position that “an enterprise that grows, processes, and retails medical marijuana” is an employer subject to the National Labor Relations Act provided it meets the Board’s monetary jurisdictional standards and is an employer engaged in commerce and that “the Board should assert jurisdiction over this type of business enterprise.”   

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Gadens International Trade and Customs Update No 1. 2014

Many of you will have received Updates from me associated with my former firms as well as been present (in person and on line) as I have delivered presentations and CPD over the years.  Well, I have arrived at Gadens and in many respects it will be business as usual.  Indeed I have already been publishing information and have delivered CPD sessions for the CBFCA in person in Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane together with the on – line CPD session on 6 August 2014. More…

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Warning to agricultural and food exporters on new Russian embargo

In a response to the imposition of embargoes on trade with Russia by a number of countries, Russia has now responded by imposing an immediate embargo on the importation of agricultural and food products from those same countries including Australia.

On 6 August 2014, the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, signed a Presidential Decree on the ‘Application of Certain Special Economic Measures in order to protect the national of the Security of the Russian Federation‘.  More…

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New UK legislation to amend design right law

This article is taken from the latest edition of Fladgate’s Fashion Update. Please email the marketing team on marketing@fladgate.com to be added to the mailing list for future updates.

The Intellectual Property Act 2014 has now been passed and should come into force in stages, commencing 1 October 2014. Some of its provisions are relevant to the fashion industry. More…

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Surviving A Motion to Dismiss False Claims Act Suit

A federal district court recently denied defendant’s motion to dismiss a false claims act lawsuit, concluding that the realtor had alleged a sufficiently detailed factual basis for the claims and provided representative examples of the alleged false claims.  The complaint, filed by a nurse anesthesiologist, alleged that the defendant had violated (and was continuing to […]

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McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies Advisory: This Week in Washington — August 8, 2014

With Congress unable to come up with a plan to deal with the crisis on the Mexico border before the August recess, President Obama is now acting unilaterally to deal with it.

The potential short-term solution comes in the form of a money transfer, as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is looking to reprogram $405 million to address the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing the border—a sum even less than the bill House Republicans passed Friday approving $694 million in emergency funds.

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