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Thursday, July 07, 2016 @ 8:00 PM  

Appeal by the defendants, Mendez and Hyland, from a personal injury damages award in favour of the plaintiff, Dunbar. In 2011, the plaintiff, age 27, was injured in a motor vehicle accident. He suffered from a pre-existing degenerative hip condition exacerbated by the accident. The plaintiff experienced ongoing back problems. He was able to continue full-time employment as a steel fabricator, albeit with considerable accommodation from his employer to cope with the limitations caused by his injuries. There was no dispute that the plaintiff was competitively...