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In a 2011 decision (Fletcher v. Lamone, 831 F.Supp.2d 887), the U.S. District
Court for the District of Maryland described one heavily gerrymandered
congressional district as “reminiscent of a broken-winged pterodactyl, lying
prostrate across the center of the State”. The court did not in that case cause
the pterodactyl to become extinct.
R. Michael Tourigny and Rene-John Nicolas were reappointed as members
of the board of Vancouver Community College for terms ending July
31, 2020 and July 31, 2021 respectively.
Neal S. Steinman and Oleh W.M. Ilnyckyj were reappointed as public
members to the board of the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia,
each for a term ending December 31, 2020.
Don’t expect to claim copyright over a stuffed Tyrannosaurus just because
your design has an open mouth. As the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth
Circuit observed in Aliotti v. R. Dakin & Co., 831 F.2d 898 (1987), “the Tyrannosaurus—
unlike the other species—was a carnivore and is commonly pictured
with its mouth open”.
Congratulations to Sarah Hannigan of Lawson Lundell and Greg Allen of
Allen/McMillan Litigation Counsel on winning the First Annual BGuiled
Debate held at the Law Courts Inn on January 17, 2019. The victors debated
the proposition “Be it resolved that the law abhors delay” against Chris
Thompson and Andrea Fraser. The event was inspired by the long-
running Robert H. Guile, Q.C. Memorial Debate, a beloved legal comedy
event formerly held at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. The BGuiled
Debate is a spin-off in which two teams (of two debaters each) argue for or
against an assigned legal maxim, infusing the proceedings with wit, joy and
hilarity in an often dry subject of law. The winning team was determined
by a panel of judges, this year being the Honourable Marion J. Allan,
Bruce Fraser, Q.C., Gerald Lecovin, Q.C., Jaime Sarophim and Mike Li.
The event was sponsored by Slater Vecchio, Lawson Lundell and Bruce
Fraser, Q.C. The proceeds were donated to Aboriginal Home Instruction for
Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) in Canada.
Joelle Susanne Berry was reappointed as a public member to the board of
the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists
of British Columbia for a term ending December 31, 2019.
A FedEx driver was dismissed despite claiming that damage to her vehicle
was caused when, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit sum-