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Ontario’s Superior Court Certifies Class Action Against Rail Companies

The Toronto Star reported that Via Rail’s derailed train victims can proceed with a class action lawsuit against Via Rail and CN Rail.  The victims claim that their train was derailed because it was going over 100 km/hr in a 25 km/hr zone.  As a result, the accident killed 3 engineers and injured 45 passengers. Here is a link to the article: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1281195–ontario-court-gives-green-light-to-class-action-over-via-derailment

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Law Society of Upper Canada Looks at Articling Reform

As a Canadian studying at an American law school, I envy my American classmates who can sit for the bar after graduation.  Generally, future Canadian attorneys have to complete a 10 month articling position – similar to an apprenticeship.  In the past, this 10 month apprenticeship helped graduates transition into the practice of law.  Recently, the shortage of articling positions has begun to act as a barrier to the profession.  The Toronto Star reported that the Law Society of Upper […]

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Monster Energy Accused of Causing Teen’s Death

Caffeine is fuel that runs law students.  Personally, I enjoy a cup of black coffee in the morning.  I’ve never been a big fan of energy drinks but they are definitely popular around campus. Recently, the New York Times reported that a mother, Wendy Crossland, filed a lawsuit against Monster Energy for causing her 14-year-old daughter’s death.  The young girl drank the company’s energy drinks over two days and suffered a heart arrhythmia.  The mother’s products liability lawsuit is based on the theory […]

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