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Quarantine Act Canada – Take it Seriously and Help Stop the Spread of COVID19

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in COVID-19 on Friday March 27, 2020.

Joseph A. Neuberger Neuberger & Partners LLP Criminal Defence Lawyers www.nrlawyers.com   The Quarantine Act (the “Act”) authorizes Quarantine Officers to implement various control measures to prevent the introduction and spread of communicable disease.  Under the Act, failure to comply can result in arrest, and fees and penalties. In order to prevent the spread of any communicable disease, including COVID19, the Public Health Agency of Canada collaborates with border partners,...
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Closure of All Playgrounds, Skateparks, Tennis Courts and other Public Gathering places to stop the spread of COVID-19

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in COVID-19 on Thursday March 26, 2020.

What you Need to Know Joseph A. Neuberger Neuberger & Partners LLP Criminal Defence Lawyers   In an effort to enforce physical distancing and curb the spread of Covid19, effective March 25, 2020, all city-owned playgrounds, sports fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, off-leash dog parks, skateboard and BMX parks, picnic areas, outdoor exercise equipment, and other parks amenities, as well as parking lots attached to its parks system are closed...
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COVID-19 UPDATE

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in COVID-19 on Tuesday March 17, 2020.

At Neuberger and Partners, we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and have implemented safety measures to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Our priority is and always will be the health, well-being and safety of our staff, clients and colleagues. We have put in place various measures to prevent and minimize the impact of COVID-19: In addition to standard hand-washing habits, our staff are washing hands before and...
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Can You Be Criminally Charged for Spreading Coronavirus?

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in COVID-19, Criminal Defence on Monday March 16, 2020.

What started as an epidemic in China has officially become a worldwide pandemic as of March 11, 2020. The World Health Organization reported the change in category after cases in different continents were reported without direct relation to the origin continent. Citizens and governments everywhere are concerned about containing the virus and preventing its spread. This issue has become so serious that some are wondering if you can be held...
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The Palpable Misinterpretation of the Law of Capacity to Consent

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Monday March 09, 2020.

In 2017, public outrage erupted over the sexual assault acquittal of a Halifax taxi driver after the media headlines denounced the judge for saying “clearly, a drunk can consent.” The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal confirmed that Justice Lenehan was correct in law, though his wording could have been better chosen, but the public continues to believe that the judge was wrong.   When the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal...
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