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B.C. Court of Appeal rules court erred when considering past conduct in personal injury case

Friday, June 01, 2018 @ 1:25 PM | By Ian Burns

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial for a woman who alleged she suffered an injury while on a Vancouver city bus, ruling the trial judge erred when she admitted evidence regarding a prior complaint the woman had made contrary to the rule on collateral fact.

The appeal in Dahl v. South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority 2018 BCCA 184, deals with an injury suffered on a city bus by Crystal Dahl in June 2011. She claimed the bus accelerated before she...