Media Coverage Results

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Keith Bergner speaks to the National Post, Edmonton Journal and others about the Grassy Narrows Decision.

On July 11, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) released an important Aboriginal law decision, Keewatin v. Ontario (Natural Resources), 2014 SCC 48, confirming Ontario’s power to manage natural resources over lands in north-western Ontario reserved for Aboriginal groups pursuant to Treaty 3. Keith Bergner was interviewed by the National Post and Canadian Press about the decision, noting that it ends any uncertainty about whether a province can “take up” lands that were ceded by an agreement reached with the federal government.

The interviews were also published in the Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Leader Post, Winnipeg Free Press, Windsor Star, Times Colonist and Star Phoenix.

Keith Bergner quoted in "Tsilhqot'in case is not a template for resolving all First Nations land disputes"

Keith Bergner is quoted in Business in Vancouver article, "Tsilhqot'in case is not a template for resolving all First Nations land disputes" published on July 8, 2014.  

The article examines a recent and highly anticipated Supreme Court of Canada decision that awarded Aboriginal title to the Tsilhqot'in First Nation. In the article, Keith notes that while the decision will give guidance for future court decisions, every case of aboriginal title will have to be decided on its own merit.

"Defamation lawyer cautions about online allegations in stolen dog case," CKNW: The Simi Sara Show, Interview

Outrage over a dog-napping at a Vancouver tattoo parlour is leading to accusations swirling online. In this interview, Marko discusses some of the consequences of defaming someone online. 

Dog-napping video spurs argument, CTV News, Interview 21.4.14
"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 BCdiscussing 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

Peter Roberts guest stars on AM 650 Radio Real Estate Show; discusses joint property ownership and sales.

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.