24 Jul Case Planning Conferences

In one of our firm’s recent cases (Stewart v. Robinson, 2014 BCSC 959), ICBC tried to set down an unnecessary Case Planning Conference over our objection.  ICBC’s case plan proposal addressed dates for the exchange of further lists of documents...

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16 Jul Bus Passenger Contributorily Negligent

In Isaacs v. Coast Mountain Bus Company, 2014 BCSC 2212, the Plaintiff was an 82 year old woman who injured herself exiting the bus. The bus had come to a stop some distance away from the curb. The Plaintiff stated...

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08 Jul Road Rage Incident Caused Accident

In Davies v. Elston, 2014 BCSC 2435, a motorist was found at fault for a road rage incident.  The Plaintiff, age 77, and his adult son were riding side by side in a bike lane. The Plaintiff’s son made a comment...

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07 Jul Occupier’s Liability

In Agar v. Webber, 2014 BCCA 297, the Defendant landowner had installed a ‘T’ shaped device to clean crabs on his dock. His neighbor, the Plaintiff, had been given permission to use the device but had not been given instruction...

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06 Jul Complicated Life Events and Stressors

The case of Wagner v. Newbery, 2015 BCSC 894, illustrates the court’s analysis when a Plaintiff alleging accident-related psychological injuries also encounters various life events before and after the accident.  In this case, the court noted the following events and stressors in...

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03 Jul Competing Medical Experts Regarding Low Back Pain

In most cases, the Plaintiff and Defense experts have competing views of the case.  How do the courts resolve this type of evidentiary issue? In Wagner v. Newbery, 2015 BCSC 894, there was an issue as to whether the accident caused the...

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