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Month: March 2017

Cross-border personal injury litigation poses unique challenges

Mar 30, 2017 | Cross-border Personal Injury

Personal injury claims can be challenging to navigate, but when it involves the laws of both Canada and the United States, those hurdles may overwhelm victims who simply seek recovery of damages. If a Seattle resident travels to Vancouver and is hurt by a negligent driver, the U.S. citizen must pursue cross-border personal injury litigation in … Continue reading “Cross-border personal injury litigation poses unique challenges”

Employment immigration ban may only be temporary

Mar 27, 2017 | Employment Immigration

Canadians working in the U.S. and those who had intentions of establishing a career across the border likely have grave concerns about their futures. Multiple questions exist about the impact of the recent suspension of the H1-B expedited processing plan on employment immigration between Canada and the United States. Recent reports showed protestors at airports … Continue reading “Employment immigration ban may only be temporary”

Speciality nurses’ employment immigration refused

Mar 22, 2017 | Employment Immigration

It is estimated that between 30,000 and 40,000 Canadian citizens with TN visas work in the United States. TN visas are non-immigrant NAFTA visas for professionals who had job offers from U.S. employers. This section of employment immigration includes engineers and computer science gurus who design and build factories in America and play a significant … Continue reading “Speciality nurses’ employment immigration refused”

Employment immigration will be affected by new Executive Order

Mar 21, 2017 | Employment Immigration

Canadian citizens may be interested in an Executive Order that became effective in the United States on March 16. It will likely affect employment immigration. However, the Executive Order clearly states that all visas issued prior to this date will remain valid – unless they have expired. Furthermore, visa appointments scheduled before the effective date … Continue reading “Employment immigration will be affected by new Executive Order”

Looking for legal assistance with employment immigration?

Mar 20, 2017 | Employment Immigration

When working in the tech world of Silicon Valley or elsewhere in the United States is part of the career dreams of a British Columbia citizen, the rapidly changing immigration laws may leave the aspiring computer guru despondent. Who can help those in similar circumstances? How would they choose a law firm that focusses on … Continue reading “Looking for legal assistance with employment immigration?”

Service of Process on an Out-of-State Resident for Motor Vehicle Accidents

Mar 2, 2017 | Cross-border Personal Injury

Due to the nature of my cross-border injury practice, one of many frequent questions I get from colleagues is how to perfect service on an out-of-state defendant. When it comes to a Washington State motor vehicle accident lawsuit, there are number of options, none of which involve the expensive and time-consuming Hague Convention.Due to the … Continue reading “Service of Process on an Out-of-State Resident for Motor Vehicle Accidents”