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The BC Civil Resolution Tribunal is Up and Running

The oft-delayed, newest arm of the courts system in British Columbia is up and running. The British Columbia Civil...

Depths of duty-of-care liability

Since 1985, Victoria-based Carfra Lawton law firm has offered insurance defence throughout B.C. and the Yukon, with cases ranging...

When does litigation privilege apply in matters involving...

Rules of litigation require parties to a lawsuit to produce relevant documents to the other side. There are a...

Under the Deductible – who pays for strata lot damage...

Introduction The issue addressed in this paper is a legal analysis of whether a strata corporation is required to repair...

New Forms under the Health Care Costs Recovery Act

There are now new forms under sections 4, 10, 12 and 13 of the Health Care Costs Recovery Act. Notice...

Dismissing a claim for “want of prosecution” is a tall...

Defendants are sometimes faced with plaintiffs who file claims and then do nothing or very little to advance their...

Take the Long Way Home – Avoiding Damage Claims for...

“Short cuts make long delays.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring Tolkien probably didn’t have civil litigation...

Motor Vehicle Insurance Versus Non-Motor Vehicle...

I. INTRODUCTION The insurance industry is heavily regulated and shaped in part by public policy concerns.  These concerns can come...

Successful BCCA decision finding that a mental stress...

Downs Construction Ltd. v. Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal, 2012 BCCA 392 Leslie Slater Leslie Slater of Carfra Lawton LLP, acting...

BC’s New Limitations Legislation

British Columbia’s limitation laws have been overhauled by a new Limitation Act enacted on May 14, 2012 (the New...

A picture is worth a thousand words

Court orders production of Facebook and vacation photographs and associated data. Giles Deshon successfully obtained an order for production of...

The Insuring Agreement – Key Determinations for...

I. Introduction The aim of this paper is to provide a framework for establishing key determinations of coverage...

Some Insurance Coverage Subtleties and Practice Notes –...

It is a mistake to think of insurance as binary – or like an off/on switch – as either...