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|Great Bear Rainforest (Forest Management) Act Could Create Social Licence|
Sean Jones; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 18, 2016Twenty years ago, what is now called the Great Bear Rainforest, was on the front lines of environmental activism. A coalition of environmentalists, First Nations and locals took direct action to stop the logging of first growth temperate rainforest along British Columbia’s west coast. That...
|Update: CDC Reports Elevated Cancer Risk in Lumber Liquidators Flooring|
Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos A Professional Corporation;
April 18, 2016, previously published on February 23, 2016In March, 2015, 60 Minutes aired a special report detailing claims that Lumber Liquidators was selling laminate flooring containing illegal and potentially dangerous levels of the chemical Formaldehyde. Commonly known as methanol, formaldehyde is an organic compound used in construction and...
|When is a Quistclose trust not a Quistclose trust? When you call it a “debt”|
Kosta Kalogiros; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
December 17, 2013, previously published on December 13, 2013In Ontario (Training, Colleges and Universities) v. Two Feathers Forest Products LP, 2013 ONCA 598, the Ontario Court of Appeal granted the appeal of an interim receiver, Pricewaterhousecoopers Inc., from a Superior Court of Justice decision where grant funds that were advanced by the respondent,...
|Fourth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Georgia Pacific Trademark Infringement Claims|
Dabney J. Carr; Troutman Sanders LLP;
August 31, 2010, previously published on August 26, 2010We’ve all become familiar with the “touchless” paper towel dispensers that churn out a paper towel when you wave your hands in front of the dispenser. In an August 10 decision, the Fourth Circuit held that Georgia Pacific may assert its trademark rights to bar competitors from...
|Discovering What You Really Want From Your Divorce|
Carol Bailey; Carol Bailey & Associates, PLLC, Integrative Family Law;
April 13, 2010, previously published on Spring 2010 Much is written these days about “interest based negotiation.” What does this mean? In part, it means discovering what your interests are and in part, it means not doing another kind of negotiation called positional bargaining. Positional bargaining is just what the name implies:...
|Where a Public Agency Has Adopted a Mitigation Measure for a Project, It May Not Authorize Destruction or Cancellation of the Mitigation without Reviewing the Continuing Need for the Mitigation, Stating a Reason for Its Actions Supported by Substantial Evidence
Mona Ebrahimi, Daniel J. O'Hanlon; Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard, A Law Corporation;
March 8, 2010, previously published on February 18, 2010In Katzeff v. California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection, (--- Cal.Rptr.3d ----, Cal.App. 1 Dist., January 28, 2010), the trial court affirmed CDF’s decision to exempt landowner Gregg Kuljian from a project condition which otherwise would have prohibited the landowner from cutting down...
|Prohibiting Plastic Shopping Bags may Require an EIR
David H. Blackwell, Michael Patrick Durkee; Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP;
February 16, 2010, previously published on February 2, 2010On January 27, 2010, in Save the Plastic Bag Coalition v. City of Manhattan Beach (B215788), the Second District Court of Appeal held that the petitioners had raised a "fair argument" that a City of Manhattan Beach prohibition against the use of plastic bags at point of sale might lead to...
|The Lacey Act and the World of Illegal Plant Products
Marcus A. Asner, Grace Pickering; Arnold & Porter LLP;
November 16, 2009, previously published on November 2009The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that it once again will delay enforcement of the new Lacey Act declaration requirements for paper and wood pulp imported into the United States. Although the announced delay in enforcement is a welcome reprieve for companies struggling to...
|Profiles in Partnership: A Study in Compatibility -- Cummins Inc. and Baker & Daniels LLP
Hudnall A. Pfeiffer; Baker & Daniels LLP;
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November 11, 2009, previously published by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® Counsel to Counsel Magazine
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|Best Practices: Reducing Outside Counsel Costs|
Counsel to Counsel Article
November 11, 2009, previously published by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® Counsel to Counsel Magazine on September/October 2009Situation: Corporate law departments are like any other internal organization. They must submit and stick to budget forecasts. That means exercising greater control over spending on outside legal services, which often consume the lion's share of a legal department budget.