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Punitive damages awarded for cutting neighbor’s...

In Gibson v. F.K. Developments Ltd., the plaintiff sued the defendants for entering her property and cutting down a...

Courts confirm validity of broad exclusion clauses for...

The plaintiff in Fillingham v. Big White Ski Resort Limited 2017 BCSC 1702 was a regular patron of Big...

BCCA reaffirms objective standard for what a reasonable...

Schoenhalz v. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2017 BCCA 289 affirms that the determination of what a reasonable person...

Adjuster’s investigative materials are privileged...

A recent decision of the BC Supreme Court has reaffirmed a line of case law which states that materials...

Raising one’s state of mind can result in waiver of...

In Stelmaschuk v. The College of Dental Surgeons 2017 BCSC 1371 the court confirmed that in circumstances where a...

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Job Posting: Motivated Junior Counsel Wanted

This position has now been filled. Carfra Lawton LLP is an established and busy insurance defence boutique law firm...

Cyclists have a positive duty to avoid collisions

A recent decision by the British Columbia Court of Appeal has confirmed that cyclists have a positive duty to...

Vancouver Island Adjuster’s Association Golf...

July 14th saw our Carfra Lawton golf team heading to the VIAA golf tournament in Cowichan. Jeremy Martin and...

Surrogacy Fees Now Recoverable by Plaintiffs in BC

A recent decision of the BC Supreme Court has opened the door for plaintiffs to claim surrogacy fees, despite...

Expert Evidence Not Required to Prove a Mental Injury

In the recent case of Saadati v Moorhead 2017 SCC 28 the Supreme Court of Canada established what is...

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A Plaintiff is Required to Sign Any Reasonable Form of...

The recent decision of Madam Justice Harris in Wee v Fowler 2017 BCSC 545 contains a succinct analysis of...