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Thursday, January 22, 2015 @ 7:00 PM | By Dionysios Rossi and Timothy Bottomer

A reclusive billionaire. A private island — complete with a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course — with a 5,000 square-foot home, private wharf, trout pond, guest cottages, and a mock-western town. A mysterious past as a munitions facility. No, this is not the setting for the next James Bond movie. Instead, it is the backdrop for a recent British Columbia Supreme Court decision concerning brownfields remediation in J.I. Properties Inc. v. PPG Architectural Coatings Canada Inc. [2014] B.C.J. No. 2192.

The decision could have important implications for...