Janet Bobechko will be speaking at the 16th Commercial Real Estate Leases course, presented by Federated Press on December 10-11, 2013, in Toronto. Janet will be speaking on Environmental Concerns in Leasing. Janet is a Certified Specialist in Environmental Law and chairs Blaney McMurtry’s Environmental Law group.
Blaney McMurtry LLP is pleased to announce that two of our most experienced litigators are now conducting mediations.
Status of Class Action: The Court has approved the class action settlement between Lee Valley Tools and Canada Post. The settlement provides that Canada Post has or will discontinue the practices that are the subject of the complaints. Canada Post will also pay $5,050,000.00 for claims and make a contribution of $1,300,000.00 towards the plaintiff’s legal costs. For further information on the settlement and the claims process, please read the Notice below.
Mark Geiger will be a panelist at the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Professional Development Program entitled, “Pensions and Benefits & Labour and Employment - Going It Alone – Can Employers Unilaterally Change Employee Benefit Programs?” which is taking place on November 26, 2013.
Bob Potts has been invited to guest lecture a first year property law class at the University of Ottawa on November 25, 2013. Bob will be speaking on the current Algonquin land claim negotiations taking place in Ottawa.
Blaneys Partner Stephen Moore's article, “Mitigation can be a double-edged sword,” was published in The Lawyers Weekly November 1, 2013 edition.
Blaney McMurtry is pleased to announce that it has joined the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network (LFDIN). LFDIN is a group of Canadian law firms who have agreed to work together to promote diversity and encourage a culture of inclusion in their firms and the broader legal profession. We believe that valuing and enhancing diversity and inclusion will help us attract and retain the best talent and better serve our clients’ needs.
Three Blaney McMurtry partners, Mark G. Lichty, Henry J. Chang and Janet L. Bobechko, have been recognized in the 2013 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Canada. This year 1,055 lawyers across Canada were included, in 34 practice areas.
Mark Lichty delivered a speech at the 2013 National Insurance Conference of Canada (NICC), which took place September 22-24, 2013, in Gatineau, Quebec. Mark spoke on “Policy and Reinsurance Wordings – Pitfalls and Opportunities,” during the afternoon session on September 23. The conference is attended by CEOS, COOs, VPs of Canadian insurers and reinsurers.
The Court hearing date to consider approval of the proposed settlement is set for October 30, 2013. For further details click here.