Stephen Shamie Quoted in The Lawyer’s Daily on Former CFL Player’s Concussion Lawsuit
The Lawyer’s Daily quoted Hicks Morley’s Stephen Shamie in a May 16, 2017 article titled “B.C. Court of Appeal dismisses former CFL player’s concussion lawsuit.” The article explores the dismissed concussion litigation case of a former football player against the Canadian Football League (CFL).
“This case reaffirms the importance of the exclusive jurisdiction model that governs the labour relations dispute resolution process, as set out by the Supreme Court of Canada in Weber v. Ontario Hydro and New Brunswick v. O’Leary,” said Stephen. “It highlights that the language and provisions of the collective agreement, which have been negotiated by the parties themselves, is determinative of the proper forum in which the dispute must be resolved. The Bruce decisions affirm that the principles established in Weber apply to any and all workplace disputes that are encompassed by the language of the collective agreement.”