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Conflict of Laws - Proceedings - Appeals and judicial review - Practice and procedure - Evidence

Thursday, March 02, 2017 @ 7:00 PM  

Appeal by the plaintiffs from an order staying their action on the basis of forum non conveniens. In 2013, private security personnel employed at a Canadian-owned mine in Guatemala allegedly shot and injured several protestors. Seven plaintiffs commenced an action against the owner of the mine in British Columbia, alleging the defendant expressly or implicitly authorized the use of excessive force by security personnel, or was negligent in failing to prevent the use of excessive force. The plaintiff sought damages, including punitive damages, for negligence, and...