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Court jurisdiction subject of B.C. appeal over elderly woman’s care

Tuesday, April 03, 2018 @ 2:01 PM | By Terry Davidson

A judge declining jurisdiction in another province’s legal ruling can’t then make orders which would “impinge” on that decision, say lawyers in a B.C. appeal involving siblings at war over guardianship of their aging mother.

The Court of Appeal for British Columbia’s March 23 decision in Pellerin v. Dingwall 2018 BCCA 110 involves Alberta’s Clinton Pellerin and British Columbia’s Julli Pellerin, the son and daughter of Dorothy Dingwall, a senior into her 80s and suffering from advanced dementia.

The issue before the Appeal Court was whether...