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British Columbia Lawyer Interviews
June 25, 2013. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Gender Harassment in One of the World’s Most Respected Police Forces ]
Vancouver, BC: It’s not the demands of the job, but their fellow male officers that have pushed dozens, if not hundreds, of women in Canada’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to the breaking point says lawyer Alexander Zaitzeff, who represents dozens of female Mounties in a massive class-action gender discrimination suit against the iconic Canadian police force, whose red scarlet tunic is recognized around the world.
May 9, 2013. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Antidepressants in Crosshairs As Mother’s Class Action Moves Forward ]
Vancouver, BC A Canadian class-action case filed against pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on behalf of women whose babies were born with SSRI birth defects is set to begin against a rising tide of concern about the use of antidepressants by pregnant women.
June 18, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Reversal of Diagnosis: Canadian Man Told He Was Terminal ]
Vancouver, BC In June 2008 David Earl Meisner was given the bad news at Surrey Memorial Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia. His prostate cancer had spread and was causing the lower back pain that had brought Meisner to the hospital in the first place. The only option at this point was a palliative radiation therapy. Meisner was terminal.
March 20, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Canadian Firms Tackle Pfizer's Smoking Cessation Drug ]
Vancouver, BC Dozens of Canadians have joined the long list of people suing for personal injuries allegedly caused by the smoking cessation drug Chantix. Class actions against Pfizer and its Canadian subsidiary have been filed in the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta.
September 2, 2008. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Maple Leaf Foods Class Action Lawsuit: Interview with Attorney Darren Williams ]
Victoria, BC On August 25, 2008 Merchant Law Group LLP filed the first class action lawsuits in Canada on behalf of listeriosis victims and recalled meat purchasers. "Since the action was filed we have had about 3,400 expressions of interest from people concerned," says attorney Darren Williams, "from Victoria, British Columbia to St. John's Newfoundland and a few US states—including Washington and Montana."