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Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 11:26 AM

Minimizing Airbnb, condo party risks dancers on discofloor

Airbnbs, and short-term rentals in general, have long been a point of contention for condominium corporations. Non-compliance with rules including parking, guests, loud parties and illegal activity are frequent complaints from unit owners, boards and property managers of condominiums where units have been rented out through Airbnb and similar websites. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 @ 1:46 PM

What B.C.’s no fault insurance system will mean for drivers Car insurance

Significant changes are coming to British Columbia’s public motor vehicle insurance system following three consecutive years of record losses. The government will move to what it calls a “care-based” system, commonly known as the no-fault model. The provincial Evidence Act will also be amended to limit the use of expert reports and recoverable disbursements. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 2:22 PM

Travel insurance in the time of COVID-19 World landmarks

As Canadians ready themselves for the spread of the global virus COVID-19, the whiplash-effect of cancellations and closure announcements continues at a dizzying speed. The travel industry stands out as one of the hardest hit to date because of COVID-19, and as a result, travel insurers are changing the way they do business. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 12:29 PM

Importance of Vavilov to family law mediation/arbitration process Arbitration form

The Supreme Court of Canada has recently taken the opportunity in the companion cases of Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Vavilov 2019 SCC 65 and Bell Canada v. Canada (Attorney General) 2019 SCC 66 to revisit the treatment of appeals of administrative decisions as well as judicial review and has rewritten the law governing two matters of administrative law. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 8:37 AM - Last Updated: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 11:23 AM

Wellness: How we can weather COVID-19 crisis | Darryl Singer

COVID-19 has us all on the edge of our seats. What does it mean for our clients’ interests, the administration of justice, our health, our profession, our income, our families? ... [read more]

Monday, March 16, 2020 @ 2:46 PM

‘Unconstitutional tax’ in B.C. has led to rise in auto insurance premiums, loss of benefits: lawsuit Scott Stanley, Murphy Battista LLP

British Columbia’s publicly-owned automobile insurer has faced numerous upheavals in recent years as it attempts to rein in costs. And now, it is facing a class action lawsuit which could potentially see a payout of nearly $1 billion being given to drivers and accident victims in the province. ... [read more]

Monday, March 16, 2020 @ 9:20 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Settlements - Releases

Appeal by B from summary judgment staying their third-party claim against the City. B struck T with her motor vehicle while T performed road work for the City. T commenced an action against B for injuries suffered. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 12, 2020 @ 2:51 PM

Two new associates for Clark Wilson

Clark Wilson LLP announced that associates Rosalie Clark and Ryan Klassen have joined the Vancouver firm. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 @ 2:41 PM

Relief from forfeiture in context of recoverable depreciation Dollar sign falls in ground

In Champion Products Corp. v. Intact Insurance Company 2020 ONCA 111, the Court of Appeal reversed a $3 million judgment granted in favour of an insured in relation to the destruction of a building due to a fire. The dispute focused on whether the insured was entitled to be indemnified for recoverable depreciation (the difference between the destroyed building’s actual cash value at the time of the fire and the cost to replace it). ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 @ 1:33 PM

New insurance associate for Blaney McMurtry

Blaney McMurtry announced that Stephen Gray has joined the firm. ... [read more]