470 THE ADVOCATE
VOL. 78 PART 3 MAY 2020
Andrea Glen sets out as a sole practitioner as a family lawyer and mediator
under the name “Andrea Glen Law”. She was formerly with Hamilton Fabbro.
Becky Rock moves to new digs at DLA Piper’s Vancouver office, leaving
McMillan to do so. Chloe Sauder returns to Vancouver from Ontario and
joins Haddock & Co. Angela Dunn sashays from Maxwell Hopman Mennie
to Aaron Gordon Daykin and Nordlinger. Anthony Eden takes up digs at
Hammerberg Lawyers, having been at Hart Legal. Laura W.L. James moves
from Clark Wilson to join Bennett Jones. John C. Fairburn shutters John
Fairburn & Associates and moves to Cohen Buchan Edwards.
In news from the Kamloops legal world, Christopher Soll and Aachall
Soll of Soll & Company link up with Cates Ford Epp to form the firm of
Cates Ford Soll & Epp. Meanwhile, Linda G. Yang arrives from the Philippines
to join the Vancouver office of Fulton and Company. She was previously
a legal fellow with the International Justice Mission in Cebu. Kyla
Schwartz bids adieu to Lawson Lundell to accept a position with the
Tsawwassen First Nation as in-house counsel. Daphne Rodzinyak also says
goodbye to Lawson Lundell, moving to Fasken. Peter Crawford moves from
a post in-house at Stern Partners to join Ardenton.
Eleni Kassaris leaps from Blakes to Dentons. Lou Zivot, once with
McMillan, takes a seat at Guild Yule. Darren Penner once practised immigration
law at Larlee Rosenberg but recently opened his own office under
the name Quadro Law. Gordon R. Johnson moves from BLG to join the B.C.
On March 16, 2020, the Supreme Court saw the appointments of Mr. Justice
Matthew Taylor and Mr. Justice Andrew Majawa. Justice Taylor will sit in
New Westminster and Justice Majawa will sit in Vancouver.
Dismissing the plaintiff’s claims with prejudice in Cruse v. Clear Creek ISD,
976 F. Supp. 1068 (S.D. Tex. 1997), District Judge Kent noted that “after
carefully reviewing Plaintiff’s Complaint and Motion to Remand, the Court
generally understands that Plaintiff is upset with her perceived demotion
and that she has retained Don Quixote to madly flail his pike against the
windmills of justice”. (Don Quixote was the judge’s nickname for the plaintiff’s
counsel.) However, “notwithstanding their lofty aspirations, the Court
is unclear as to what legal grievance Plaintiff is attempting to allege upon
which this Court could possibly grant relief”. The court described the plaintiff’s
assertion in her complaint that her employer’s reassignment of her
was “arbitrary, capricious and an abuse of discretion, as well as in violation
of her rights under the law to substantive due process and equal treatment,
as well as under Defendant’s own policies” as “the only language within