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Municipal Liability: Section 736 of the Local Government Act is a Statutory Limitation Period

Anonson v ICBC, 2016 BCSC 441 Section 736 of the Local Government Act, RSBC 2015, c. 1 provides that a … Read more

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B.C. Supreme Court clarifies the Rule in respect of the location of examinations for discovery of non-resident parties/party representatives

It is not uncommon for non-resident parties to commence actions or to be dragged into litigation in British Columbia. This … Read more

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DISCOVERABILITY OF SOCIAL MEDIA EVIDENCE

WHAT IS SOCIAL MEDIA? It encompasses a broad range of websites such as social networking sites, professional networking sites, blogs, … Read more

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COURT APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENTS

Overview Any proceeding involving a person under legal disability must be started or defended by his/her litigation guardian. Under Rule … Read more

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Defence Counsel and Coverage Issues: Assisting Insurers in Avoiding Bad Faith Claims

The changing legal landscape respecting the duties of insurers and the consequences of breaching those duties has an impact on … Read more

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Bars to Subrogation in the Landlord/Tenant and Strata Arenas

Subrogation is the right of an insurance company which has indemnified an insured for a loss suffered at the hands … Read more

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Insurers and Security for Costs Applications

The BC Supreme Court has ruled that evidence relating to insurance coverage can be used to resist an application to … Read more

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Court accepts a lesser management fee is warranted following reduction of the discount rate in the Law and Equity Act

Best v Thomas 2014 BCSC 2487 (CanLII) In British Columbia, regulations under the Law and Equity Act set out the … Read more

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Coverage for cyber-liability under the CGL policy

In September last year, at the CLEBC Insurance Law Conference, the author presented a paper on the topic of coverage … Read more

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Court of Appeal reins in punitive and aggravated damages awards

The largest awards for punitive and aggravated damages against an insurer in Canadian jurisprudence have been reduced by the Saskatchewan … Read more

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