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CNIB faces legal challenge by ex-kiosk operator accused of mishandling money

March 22, 2017 | In the News

CNIB, the national registered charity for the visually impaired, is again facing a legal fight with a former lottery kiosk operator who says he's been wrongly terminated and accused of mismanaging...

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HRM employee takes Human Rights Commission to court over bullying complaint

November 15, 2016 | In the News | In the Community

Lynn Matheson claims she developed a mental illness due to a 'toxic' work environment

A Halifax Regional Municipality employee who claimed she was bullied into depression at work, is...

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Fredericton, RCMP sued by fired Fredericton police officer

April 15, 2016 | In the News

Allegations against police force include negligence, extortion, perjury and false imprisonment
Former Fredericton police officer Jeff Smiley and his common-law wife Kim Burnett have made a...

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N.B. attorney general proposes litigants pay jury costs in some cases

April 15, 2016 | In the News

People involved in certain civil lawsuits in New Brunswick could be ordered to pay the jury costs in trials under changes proposed by Attorney General Serge Rousselle.
Under the proposed...

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Cyberbullying law ruled void in Nova Scotia

January 15, 2016 | In the News | In the Community

 

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2015 Holiday Hours

December 23, 2015 | In the Community

Thursday, December 24, 2015: 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon
Friday, December 25, 2015: closed
Monday, December 28, 2015: closed
December 29 and 30, 2015: 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m....

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Olivia's Divas 2015

October 28, 2015 | In the News | In the Community

On October 24, 2015, our firm team, Olivia's Divas, participated in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada's annual Light the Night Walk. We are proud to say that we raised a total of $12,151...

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Nova Scotia judge reserves decision as cyberbullying legal battle wraps up

August 28, 2015 | In the News | In the Community

An anti-cyberbullying law drafted in response to the Rehtaeh Parsons case was defended Thursday as necessary to fill in significant gaps in the criminal law.
 
Nova Scotia’s Cyber-...

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Rehtaeh Parsons’ Death Inspired a Cyberbullying Law in Canada — But Does It Hurt Free Speech?

August 28, 2015 | In the News | In the Community

A Canadian lawyer has launched a constitutional challenge of an anti-online harassment law, arguing its definition of "cyberbullying" is too expansive and infringes on free expression.
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Christopher Phillips didn't have key bomb-making items: expert

June 8, 2015 | In the News

Phillips's lawyer says police should have let the public know the risk was low before ordering evacuation
Key evidence has been released in the case of a Halifax man accused of stockpiling...

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CNIB withdraws claim against another lotto kiosk operator

June 8, 2015 | In the News

'They are very, very happy with the outcome,' says lawyer
The Canadian National Institute for the Blind has withdrawn its claim against another former lottery kiosk operator it was accusing...

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Christopher Phillips email describes uses for osmium tetroxide

April 27, 2015 | In the News

CBC News has obtained the document at the centre of the case against Christopher Phillips, the Nova Scotia man arrested at an Ottawa hotel earlier this year: an email he sent to a friend...

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Dartmouth man sues MRI clinic over punctured lung

April 27, 2015 | In the News

A Dartmouth man is suing a private MRI clinic and its owner after he says his lung was punctured during a procedure on his shoulder.
Justin Bradley went to see Dr. George Murphy at...

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N.S. Liquor Corp. to appeal human rights decision

April 27, 2015 | In the News

Pearl Kelly’s government employer hopes to nullify last month’s human-rights decision in her favour with a challenge at this province’s highest court.
Grounds of appeal — almost a dozen...

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MLA Sterling Belliveau unhappy with satellite courthouse closures

April 15, 2015 | In the News

7 of Nova Scotia's 12 satellite courthouses will be closing
 
Over the next six months, seven of the province's 12 satellite courthouses will be closing.
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Human rights board agrees woman faced discrimination

April 14, 2015 | In the News

NEW GLASHOW - A decision by an independent human rights board of inquiry has found that a former employee of the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission (NSLC) who worked in Pictou County was discriminated...

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Sexual assaults on planes becoming more common, expert says

April 13, 2015 | In the News

Aviation legal expert says individuals can be charged with sexual assault in the city where the plane lands.
 
Sexual assault reports on airplanes are becoming more common even though...

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Man charged in Halifax chemicals case to face judge-only trial in June

April 13, 2015 | In the News

HALIFAX -- A man who was arrested after police found chemicals in a shed and cottage in Halifax will stand trial in June.
Christopher Phillips pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of...

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Christopher Phillips, accused in chemical scare, seeks early trial

April 13, 2015 | In the News

 man accused of possessing dangerous chemicals is seeking a trial in Halifax as soon as possible and will appear in Nova Scotia Supreme Court Thursday to set dates.
Christopher Phillips has...

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Judge adjourns bail hearing for man charged in chemicals case

April 13, 2015 | In the News

A judge has adjourned a bail hearing for a Cole Harbour man charged in a January chemicals scare that prompted evacuations in two Halifax-area communities.
Judge Alanna Murphy was expected...

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