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We’re Working Remotely

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are constantly evolving to meet the new challenges, while also respecting our...

Claw Fest 2020 – Cancelled

Regrettably, we’ve made the decision to cancel Claw Fest due to government recommendations regarding large gatherings, and to do...

Sidewalk snow removal bylaw does not create duty of care...

The plaintiff in Der v. Zhao, 2019 BCSC 1996, slipped and fell on a city sidewalk that was adjacent...

Not all curbs have to be yellow (even if they...

In 2015, the plaintiff in Herron v. Value Industries Ltd., 2019 BCSC 878 tripped and fell over a sidewalk...

Threat of termination is not grounds for suing employer

The Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) requires employers to pay overtime, statutory holiday, vacation, and severance to employees. If an...

No Independent Tort of Harassment – Yet?

In Merrifield v. Canada (Attorney General), 2019 ONCA 205, the Ontario Court of Appeal was the first Canadian appellate...

Municipal policy to inspect sidewalks creates duty,...

The plaintiff in Scheck v. Parkdale Place Housing Society et al, 2018 BCSC 938 and 2019 BCSC 48, slipped...

No adverse inference if either side can call the witness

The BC Court of Appeal has affirmed that the decision whether to draw an adverse inference from the failure...

Claw Fest 2019

Thank you for making Claw Fest 2019 a huge success! Check out the photos from the Claw Fest 2018 event...

Security Guard pushed into Trench was doing his Job

The plaintiff was injured when he was pushed into a trench next to a construction site where he was...

“Highway” to be interpreted narrowly in hit-and-run...

A plaintiff sued ICBC under the hit and run legislation after he was struck by an unidentified vehicle and...

No claim if you can’t prove why you fell

If you don’t know why you fell, then you likely won’t be able to hold anyone else responsible for...