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In Trust Claim Allowed for Care Provided by Defendant

The BC Supreme Court recently awarded a plaintiff nearly $350,000 in trust for care provided to her by her...

Evidence of “Good Character” Inadmissible in Civil...

In Abbasnejad v. Leifsson, 2018 BCSC 850, the Court confirmed the general rule that character evidence is inadmissible in...

Status does not equate with credibility

The British Columbia Supreme Court has firmly stated that social or economic status of a witness does not equate...

Commercial car garage did not owe duty of care to...

A majority of the Supreme Court of Canada has held that a commercial car garage did not owe a...

BC Supreme Court Affirms Jurisdiction of Civil Resolution...

The new Civil Resolution Tribunal was created, in part, to take disputes between strata neighbours out of the overloaded...

McQuarrie Bros. Motors Ltd. v. Fusilli Grill Ltd., 2018...

Earlier this month Aron Bookman and Amy Coad of Carfra Lawton successfully defended an action brought against the City...

Claw Fest 2018

…and now for something completely different and fun… and possibly wet and messy… don’t wear a suit! You’re invited to...

Costs Consequences Arising from Unclear Offer to Settle

In Park v. Donnelly, 2018 BCSC 219, the BC Supreme Court confirmed that an offer to settle must be...

Strata Sprinkler System Coverage Under New Home Warranty

In The Owners Strata Plan 4249 v. Travelers Insurance Company of Canada, 2018 BCSC 114 the BC Supreme Court...

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Case of the Red Balloon Building

The case of the Red Bal­loon building pitted a toy-shop owner against a city and turned on the question...

No Adverse Inference Drawn Against Defendants For Not...

In Slater v. Gorden, the defendants admitted liability for the motor vehicle accident and admitted that the plaintiff suffered...

Breaching the Motor Vehicle Act Regulation Not Sufficient...

In Haynes v. Haynes, the British Columbia Court of Appeal has again confirmed that the breach of a statutory...