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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...

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...

Commercial Host Liable for Drunk Driver Hitting...

Widdowson v. Rockwell 2017 BCSC 385 provides guidance on: 1) commercial host liability; and 2) shows the importance of...

Supreme Court of Canada Endorses Access to Justice...

In a new ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada has acknowledged that self-represented litigants can both face and present...

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...

Action Survives Despite Inordinate and Inexcusable Delay

The British Columbia Supreme Court in 0768184 B.C. Ltd. v. Dass, 2016 BCSC 2293 confirmed how difficult it can...

Apportionment of Fault Must be Pleaded

The defendant City of Vancouver is sued by a plaintiff injured while riding on the City’s sea wall. The...

Defence positions reasonably caused the plaintiff to...

In Gonopolsky v. Hammerston 2015 BCSC 2006 the plaintiff was awarded the costs of her personal injury action although...

Know What You’re Paying For: Disbursements Include...

The Supreme Court decision Ward v. Pasternak 2015 BCSC 1190 has confirmed that it is not inappropriate to “bury”...

A witness willing to attend an interview only in the...

The plaintiff in Cabezas v. HMTQ 2015 BCSC 449 was involved in a single motor vehicle accident and alleged...

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...