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Noteworthy 2013 British Columbia Insurance Cases

This review covers three noteworthy cases in insurance law in British Columbia over the past year. Property Insurance – Interruption by … Read more

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Recent BC Decisions Affecting Expert Reports and Health Care Costs

Where does the role of the expert end and the role of the trier of fact begin? How have the … Read more

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Recent Developments in BC Relating to Claims for Litigation Financing Expenses

In September 2011, Adam Howden-Duke and I co-wrote an article titled “Litigation Finance: Access to Justice at What Cost?” that was … Read more

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B.C. Court Addresses the Duty of Care of Backcountry Heli-Skier – Kennedy v. Coe, 2014 BCSC 120

The number of people entering B.C.’s backcountry in search of untouched powder and adventure has increased dramatically in recent years. … Read more

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Judicial Consideration of the “New” Supreme Court Civil Rules

No one will deny that the law should in some way effectively use expert knowledge wherever it will aid in … Read more

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The Defence of Highway Maintenance Claims in British Columbia

1.   Introduction Negligence may be alleged against a highway maintenance contractor under a variety of  scenarios. The most common … Read more

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BCCA Confirms Limitation Period for Province Right to Claim HCCRA Costs

Matthew Van Nostrand explains how the BC Court of Appeal has foreclosed actions by the Province to recover health care … Read more

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Court Hearing Fees are Constitutional Vilardell v. Dunham

The BC Court of Appeal has considered whether the practice of charging hearing fees for trials that are more than … Read more

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Insurers face $4,950,000 in Punitive & Aggravated Damages (Branco v. American Home Assurance, et al. 2013 SKQB 98)

A Saskatchewan trial court’s harsh rebuke of two insurers’ handling of a long-term disability claim has given rise to an … Read more

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Litigation Finance – A Great Coastal Divide?

Divergent trends are emerging on Canada’s east and west coasts regarding the question of recovery of litigation financing costs against … Read more

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