Media Coverage Results
|"Tech startups: How law firms are getting their business", Lexpert, April 2014
In this article, Val Mann discusses how law firms should handle being approached by an early-stage entrepreneur. According to Val, when she is approached "she conducts an informal vetting process to make sure she understands the business idea, then talks to people at incubators and in the venture and angel communities."
|Nicole Skuggedal quoted in BC Business
Nicole Skuggedal quoted in BC Business article "Tracking Workers in BC" discussing the BC privacy commissioner's rulings that side with companies tracking employees through mobile and GPS devices in company vehicles. In reaching this decision, Nicole notes, the privacy commissioner would "balance the employer’s business interest with an employee’s right to privacy."
|Lulu app stirs controversy: dating intelligence for girls or ‘unacceptable surveillance’?||20.2.14|
|Len Glass interviewed on CKNW's the World Today
Len Glass was recently interviewed on CKNW’s The World Today with Jon McComb discussing the implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). FATCA is meant to address tax evasion by American citizens living abroad, but is raising questions about privacy implications as it requires financial institutions in other countries to tell the IRS about US citizens’ offshore accounts with than $50,000. On the show, Len discussed the Act and examined how it would impact Canadian financial institutions as well as US citizens living in Canada.
|Seminar on Litigants’ Disclosure Obligations & The Law of Privilege (February 2014)||05.2.14|
|Peter Roberts Guest Stars on Radio Real Estate, AM 650||01.2.14|
|Jessica Forman quoted in National Post article "'Ski buddy’ not responsible for man’s death on B.C. slope, judge rules"
Jessica Forman was quoted in a National Post article discussing Canada’s extreme sports industry and the recent declaration by Supreme Court Justice Barbara Fisher that no “buddy” should have to take blame for the perils of the British Columbia backcountry. Jessica, who acted in the case on behalf of the successful defendant, said “We as individuals have to acknowledge when we undertake these risky activities that we’re ultimately responsible for those decisions”.
|Peter Roberts quoted in Globe and Mail article "‘Ski buddy’ not responsible in back-country death, B.C. judge rules”
Peter Roberts was quoted in a Globe and Mail article discussing the BC Supreme Court judge ruling that a “ski buddy” was not responsible for the death of a back-country skier on the slopes near Revelstoke, BC.
|Peter Roberts' article reprinted in the December issue of British Columbia Real Estate Developments.
Peter Roberts' article “How Should a Strata Deal with the Owner From Hell? - the Final Chapter” was reprinted in the December issue of British Columbia Real Estate Developments. In this article, Peter examines a B.C. Court of Appeal decision that settles the question of whether or not the courts can force the sale of a strata unit as a remedy for a strata occupant’s failure to abide by strata rules and bylaws. The definitive answer is, given appropriate circumstances, the court can force such a sale.
|Peter Roberts quoted in Globe and Mail article "Shared property owners in North Vancouver can force sale, B.C. Supreme Court rules"
Peter Roberts was quoted in the Globe and Mail discussing a B.C. Supreme Court ruling that a majority of owners in a common law condo complex in North Vancouver can ask for a sale of the whole property. Peter, who acted in the case on behalf of the successful owners, said the ruling "is an important decision because it makes it clear that one small group of owners cannot block everyone else from selling."
|Nicole Skuggedal quoted in Business in Vancouver article "Do You Know Where Your Mobile Workers Are?"
Labour and employment lawyer, Nicole Skuggedal, is quoted in the Business in Vancouver article “Do you know where your mobile workers are?” published on January 13, 2014 which discusses rulings from B.C.'s privacy commissioner to affirm employers' rights to track their employees with GPS technology while on the job.
|Digging For Relief: Restructuring Laws Helping Fill Financial Holes in Canada's Mining Sector
Khaled Abdel-Barr and Kimberly Robertson's article, "Digging For Relief: Restructuring Laws Helping Fill Financial Holes in Canada's Mining Sector". was published in the print edition of Business In Vancouver on December 10, 2013.
|Ritu Mahil is quoted in the Canadian Lawyer article "A Coming of Age for Family Status".
Lawson Lundell Associate Ritu Mahil is quoted in the Canadian Lawyer article "A Coming of Age for Family Status", which examines two Federal Court rulings that highlight discrimination against employees with childcare needs.
|Geoff Dittrich wrote an article for Techvibes titled "How to Craft a Killer Pitch That Makes Your Startup Stand Out from the Rest"
Articling Student Geoff Dittrich has written a piece for Techvibes about the Lawson Lundell sponsored Plug and Play pitch competition which took place in Vancouver at the end of November.
|Marko Vesely interviewed on CKNW's Phillip Till show. Discussion on public figures refusing to comment on something because it is "before the courts".
Marko Vesely was interviewed on CKNW's Phillip Till Show on November 8, 2013 where he talked about public figures claiming that something cannot be commented on because it is "before the courts".
|BC Business publishes Mark Fancourt-Smith's article, "Trademark Doesn't Trump Usage"
Mark Fancourt-Smith's opinion piece, "Trademark Doesn't Trump Usage" was published in the BC Business online edition on November 6, 2013. The article discusses the dangers of choosing a brand name that a business in the same industry is already using.
|Rita Andreone interviewed for Lexpert article "High Risk for the Status Quo"
Rita Andreone is quoted in the article, "High Risk for the Status Quo”, The article examines changes in executive compensation for Canadian companies.
|Peter Roberts quoted in The Vancouver Sun article, "New school planned for downtown clears hurdle"
Peter Roberts is quoted in the article, "New school planned for downtown clears hurdle”. The school on Expo Blvd. is scheduled to open in the fall of 2015. It will house 510 students and boast a step-like design with part of the building cantilevered five metres over the adjacent Andy Livingstone Park.
|Lexpert Special Edition on Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining publishes Lawson Lundell article on polar mining "The Next Frontier"
Chris Baldwin, Khaled Abdel-Barr and Karen MacMillan's article on polar mining, "The Next Frontier" was published in the Lexpert Special Edition on Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining on October 31, 2013.
|The Vancouver Sun publishes Mark Fancourt-Smith's article, "Hardwood and handbags: What’s in a name? Opinion: Adoption of a competitor’s name is a risk"
Mark Fancourt-Smith's article, "Hardwood and handbags: What’s in a name? Opinion: Adoption of a competitor’s name is a risk" was published in The Vancouver Sun on October 31, 2013. The article discusses how the registration of a trademark by a business may not be an ironclad guarantee of an exclusive right to use it.