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So as to people whose names reflect their occupations … in the Scottish slipand
fall case Kennedy (Appellant) v Cordia (Services) LLP (Respondent) (Scotland),
2016 UKSC 6, an expert witness testified at trial on behalf of the
appellant. His name is best left for judicial explanation as follows:
Evidence was led on behalf of Miss Kennedy, under objection, from
a consulting engineer, Mr. Lenford Greasly. His qualifications included a
degree in engineering and a diploma in safety and hygiene. He was a
chartered member of the Institute of Safety and Health, and an associate
member of the UK Slip Resistance Group. He was a former member of
the Health and Safety Executive, in which he had worked as an Inspector
of Factories. He had held senior management positions in industry, in
areas including health and safety. He had worked for many years
as an engineering consultant advising companies on health and safety,
including carrying out slip testing and advising on the adequacy of risk
assessments. He had carried out or revised between 50 and 100 risk
In legislative news, the Permanent Impairment Regulation was made effective
May 1, 2021 by way of Order-in-Council No. 113 under the authority of
the Insurance (Vehicle) Act. Meanwhile, the 2021 Spotted Owl Designated
Area No. 1 Order was made with respect to the Spotted Owl Designated
Area No. 1, B.C. Reg. 70/2021.
Brian A. Sims was appointed as a member of the Organized Crime Agency
of British Columbia for a term ending June 30, 2022.
Andrew J. Petter, Q.C., was appointed as a director and designated chair of
Innovate BC for a term ending May 15, 2023.
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas described Miss Universe,
Inc. (circa 1980) as “in form a New York company granting franchises
to states, which in turn grant subfranchises to cities and localities” but “in
reality one overall organization, one network, one octopus with 50 tentacles
and countless sub-tentacles. The interrelationship is not only actual; it is
essential to the accomplishment of the organization’s purpose. Miss Universe,
Inc., is, in a real sense, ‘doing business’ in both Texas and New Mexico,
and its state franchisees are, for some purposes, its agents as well”:
Patrick v. Miss New Mexico, 490 F. Supp. 833 (1980).
As stated on the website of the Seattle Kraken, that city’s new NHL team, the
brand “honors the Puget Sound waters that surround and inspire Seattleites.
It gives notice to NHL opponents that our region’s team will draw strength
and fury from the powerful sea. Playing as a visiting team at Climate Pledge