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Ascendion Law wins in B.C.’s first mine spill prosecution since Mt. Polley

On July 13th, 2018, Ascendion Law stood by Banks Island Gold, and Benjamin Mossman (CEO) and Dirk Meckert as the Provincial Court of British Columbia vindicated these two individuals

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Ministry of Mines Enforcement Report 2018

The Ministry of Energy and Mines recently released its operational plan for 2017/2018, also containing its prospective plan for its activities in 2018 and 2019.

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New Mining Risk Enforcement Framework

The Ministry of Energy and Mines recently released its risk management framework for mining in British Columbia, one of the first new regulatory documents coming out of the reformed ministry structure in British Columbia for Mining, Energy and Petroleum resources.

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Litigation Involving Out-of-Province Litigants

There is a body of law governing the international aspects of contracts.  First, the courts look to whether there is a clause in the contract that names a jurisdiction as the proper law of the contract and the place in which litigation will take place.

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BC Security Commission Multimillion Dollar Order + Penalty

The Court of Appeal recently affirmed the BC Securities Commission’s decision to impose significant fines on a purported financial advisor selling exempt market products

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Is there a deadline before which I must start my lawsuit?

In British Columbia (any other jurisdictions may have different rules), and with several exceptions, you must start your lawsuit within two years after you discover that you may have a lawsuit.

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