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Wednesday, April 28, 2021 @ 6:20 AM

AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE - Accident benefits

Application by the defendants to deduct $165,801 in statutory benefits from the cost of future care award granted to the plaintiff in her personal injury actions. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 @ 6:20 AM

REAL ESTATE AGENTS AND BROKERS - Fiduciary duties - Exclusive listing - Entitlement to commission

Appeal by Wang from the dismissal of his claim for the recovery of a bonus fee paid to the respondent realtors on a real estate transaction and the allowance of the respondents’ claim for commission on a related sale. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 @ 6:24 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Costs - Special orders - Offers to settle

Appeals by the plaintiff and one of two defendants from a costs award in a defamation action. The plaintiff was a residential tenant. The defendants were the landlord and her son, acting as her agent in performing landlord duties. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 @ 6:23 AM

COMMERCIAL TENANCIES - Termination of lease (forfeiture) - Grounds - Non-monetary default

Application by the appellant, Airside Event Spaces, for stay of execution of an order refusing relief from forfeiture. Airside was a tenant at a regional airport owned by the respondent, the Township of Langley, as an assignee under a 14-year lease expiring in 2027. ... [read more]

Monday, April 26, 2021 @ 9:43 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Security for costs - Appeal costs

Application by the appellant for a declaration that the security for costs provisions for the Court of Appeal in Rule 14.67 of the Rules of Court were unconstitutional. ... [read more]

Monday, April 26, 2021 @ 9:35 AM

EVIDENCE - Admissibility - Prejudicial evidence - Confessions and statements by the accused

Appeal by the accused from a conviction for first degree murder. The victim was stabbed to death in her home. The perpetrator was targeted by a police undercover “Mr. Big” operation in which he implicated the accused and the victim’s husband. ... [read more]

Friday, April 23, 2021 @ 6:14 AM

SCHOOLS - Staff - Principals - Natural justice - Procedural fairness  

Appeal by the School Board from a decision of a Chambers judge quashing the Board’s decision to demote the respondent from principal to teacher. ... [read more]

Friday, April 23, 2021 @ 6:13 AM

POLITICAL PARTIES - Members and membership

Urgent application by Melek for a declaration that she satisfied the criteria to stand as a candidate for election to the respondent Conservative Party of Canada’s (CPC’s) National Council. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 22, 2021 @ 6:07 AM

PROCEDURE - Trial judge’s duties - Charge or directions - Inferences of guilt

Appeal by the accused, ZWC, from conviction for multiple sexual offences. The accused and his wife married in China in 1995. They had two daughters born in 1995 and 2001. The wife immigrated to Canada in 2006 and sponsored the rest of her family who immigrated in 2009. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 22, 2021 @ 6:07 AM

MARITAL PROPERTY - Equalization or division - Insolvency of party

Appeal by the trustee in bankruptcy from the dismissal of its application for a declaration that the right to commence an equalization claim under the Family Law Act vested in it as the husband’s trustee in bankruptcy. ... [read more]