19 Jan Acheson Law Sponsors Sid Williams Theatre

Acheson Law Sponsors Sid Williams Theatre Acheson Sweeney Foley Sahota is proud to be a 2017-2018 presenting sponsor of the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay.  This performing arts facility has hosted quality entertainment in the Comox Valley for over 25 years. ...

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05 Jan Medical-Legal Report in an Assault Case

Medical-Legal Report in an Assault Case In the case of Jalava v. Webster, 2017 BCCA 378, the Plaintiff alleged he was assaulted by the Defendant, who was the night manager at a restaurant. Apparently the Defendant was under the mistaken impression that...

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02 Jan Pedestrian Found 25% Responsible for Accident

Pedestrian Found 25% Responsible for Accident Sometimes pedestrians are found contributorily negligent when they are hit by a motor vehicle.  That was the case in Howell v. Machi, 2017 BCSC 1806. The Plaintiff jaywalked between eastbound cars which had stopped for a...

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19 Dec Substance Use Disorder

Substance Use Disorder Case In British Columbia, Plaintiffs are obligated to take all reasonable measures to reduce their damages, including undergoing treatment to alleviate or cure injuries.  In a personal injury case in which the Plaintiff has not pursued a course...

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15 Dec The Defendant’s Prior Driving Record

The Defendant’s Prior Driving Record Should a Plaintiff be allowed to include particulars about a Defendant’s prior driving record in personal injury pleadings?  There was no British Columbia authority on this issue until the recent case of Rezai v. Uddin, 2017 BCSC...

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