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Questions from a trial judge do not create a “reasonable...

How much latitude does a judge have to question witnesses and debate with counsel during a trial? Quite a...

Time fees charged by professionals called as fact...

In Luis v. Marchiori, 2018 BCCA 317, the Court of Appeal affirmed a Registrar’s decision that fees charged by...

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...

Expert Forensic Engineer Report Inadmissible if Based on...

In Young v. Insurance Corp. of British Columbia the plaintiff brought an action as a result of a car...

No Adverse Inference for Family Members Not Testifying

Koltai v. Wang 2015 BCSC 1346 was a claim for personal injuries arising from a motor vehicle accident. The...

New Trial Ordered to Determine whether Police owed Duty of...

Bergen v. Guliker 2015 BCCA 283 involved a head on collision that killed two people following a police chase...

Court acknowledges human tendency to distort history to...

In the personal injury action of Kondraczynski v. Rai 2013 BCSC 1061 the plaintiff, a 45 year old postal...

Consult reports inadmissible as expert evidence

The admissibility into evidence of the written reports of experts is an exception to the usual rule that witnesses...

Plaintiff’s Application To Reopen Case Dismissed

The plaintiff in Thompson v. Choi 2015 BCSC 35 was denied leave to reopen his case, to rebut the...