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Monday, September 23, 2019 @ 9:30 AM

ACCIDENT BENEFITS - Income replacement

Appeal by Cop from a decision of the Automobile Accident Insurance Commission allowing in part only his claim to income replacement benefits. ... [read more]

Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 6:21 AM

PROPERTY INSURANCE - Business policies - Risk or perils

Appeal by the plaintiffs from a judgment that dismissed the entirety of their first action and part of their second action for insurance coverage. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 2:12 PM

Legal cross-fertilization at Supreme Court of Canada: Recent trends | Lawrence David

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) gives Canadians many reasons to be proud of its important work. For one, Canadians can boast about their Supreme Court being the only bilingual and bijuridical apex judicial institution in the world. Appeals are heard in English and French and, reflecting Canada’s legal diversity, from both the common law and civil law traditions. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 9:11 AM

Legal aid, auto insurance among areas of focus for new B.C. bar association president CBABC president Ken Armstrong

The new president of the Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch (CBABC) says there is a crisis in the provincial legal aid system that is seeing too many people miss out on the proper supports they need. Ken Armstrong, who took office as CBABC president Sept. 1 after previously serving as vice-president and secretary-treasurer, said the CBABC “needs to continue to keep pressure on the government” on legal aid. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 6:25 AM

AUTOMOBILE insurance - Compulsory government scheme - Uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage

Appeal by the insurer from a decision confirming an arbitrator’s order that the appellant was required to pay insurance benefits. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 @ 9:52 AM

Scarfo re-elected as Blaney McMurtry’s managing partner

The partners of Blaney McMurtry LLP announced that they have re-elected Maria Scarfo as managing partner for a third three-year term. ... [read more]

Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 10:43 AM

Yikes, my kid is going to law school | Marcel Strigberger

So, your kid is about to follow your footsteps and pursue a legal career? What are your trepidations? ... [read more]

Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 9:46 AM

Ride share or ride scare? Uber car driving

Uber hit the market first and Lyft followed shortly thereafter. Technology enabled individuals to conveniently obtain transportation services with real time information and a cashless system. Polite drivers in clean vehicles, combined with the ease of technology used by Uber and Lyft, gained swift traction with the public. However, it hasn’t been happily ever after for these companies. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 10:36 AM

Art as loan collateral: What lenders want art_collection_sm

You are a collector in Canada of Canadian and international art and now have an opportunity to purchase another important artwork for your collection. You do not have ready cash. You do not want to tie up your personal or business credit, since it may be needed for other purposes. You think about whether you can utilize your existing art collection as collateral, normally a non-revenue generating asset.   ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 4:10 PM

Apportionment or double counting in determining catastrophic impairment Brain on blue background

Under the Statutory Accident Benefit Schedule (SABS) and associated case law, an applicant will meet the legal definition of catastrophic impairment pursuant to the SABS if it is determined that he/she has suffered a combination of physical and psychological impairments that amount to a whole person impairment in excess of 55 per cent. ... [read more]