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Mark Godsey Is an American Superhero: He Gets Innocent People out of Prison

America is in desperate need of heroes, and Mark Godsey, the director and co-founder of the Ohio Innocence Project (OIP) and author of the compelling new book, “Blind Injustice: A Former Prosecutor Exposes the Psychology and Politics of Wrongful Convictions,” is one of the heroes we need now more than ever.The Ohio Innocence Project, based at the University of Cincinnati School of Law, has successfully freed and exonerated more than two dozen wrongfully-convicted men and women, many of...

BCCA Eyes Enforceability of Restrictive Covenant in IRIS Appeal

Restrictive covenants are often a key component of employment agreements and commercial transactions. Enforceability, however, can be challenging, especially in the employment context. The B.C. Court of Appeal’s recent decision in IRIS The Visual Group Western Canada Inc. v. Park, 2017 BCCA 301, is a good reminder and provides valuable insight into several related legal principles. The implications of the decision will be of interest to many B.C. employers who rely on restrictive covenants or...

How spirits brands can connect with the 'Modern Bartender' - Nidal Ramini, head of brand advocacy, Brown-Forman - Industry Comment

Nidal Ramini is head of brand advocacy for Brown-Forman northern EuropeNidal Ramini, the head of brand advocacy at Brown-Forman's northern Europe division, takes a closer look at the relationship between drinks companies and the hugely-important on-premise channel.At this year's Tales of the Cocktail event in Edinburgh, founder Ann Tuennerman told just-drinks: "A bartender doesn't need another branded T-shirt or another pair of sunglasses. If you give someone an education, or take...