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Changes to Law, Major Case Decisions, Industry Trends, & Other Legal Issues

Alternative Sources of Recovery on Denied Insurance Claims: When Insurance Brokerages Might be Liable

By Jeremy Burgess
When a party is denied on a claim by an insurer, a careful analysis of whether the denial is properly made is important.

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Top 25 Medical Malpractice Cases of a 25 Year Career – Attempted Suicide

By Angela Price-Stephens
Categories: Blog, Medical Malpractice
In this fifth article we review the tragic case of Erin who has a chronic history of schizophrenia.

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Workplace Sexual Harassment Following the #metoo Movement

By Colin Edstrom
Categories: Blog, Employment Law
Sexual harassment in the workplace exists on a spectrum. It can range from unwelcome comments of a sexual nature to sexual assault.

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Rec League Hockey Bodycheck Results in $702,551 Damage Award

By Paul Mitchell, Q.C.
Categories: Blog, Personal Injury
A recent case in Ontario found a rec league hockey player responsible for significant damages for a blindside hit in a no contact league.

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Real Estate Purchases: When the Deposit Becomes Non-Refundable

By Jeremy Burgess
Subject to clauses, waiver or satisfaction of subject to clauses, deposits and when deposits become non-refundable are issues in contracts of purchase and sale that often become the subject of litigation.

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Who Is Your Executor?

By Vanessa DeDominicis
Being an Executor is a big job. Be careful who you pick, and make sure that they are willing to do it.

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Foreign Income for Dependent Support

By Patrick Gaffney
Categories: Blog, Family Law, Tax
If a parent or spouse has an obligation to pay support, and lives in a foreign country that has income tax rates which are significantly different than Canadian income tax rates then the Court will consider a number of factors when converting the foreign income to Canadian dollars.

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WorkSafeBC Penalty of Over $600,000

By Mark Grabas
Categories: Blog, Employment Law
In December 2019, the Metro Vancouver Regional District received an administrative penalty of $637,415.60 for committing high risk safety violations.

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Substantial Damages Awarded for Defamatory Social Media Posts

By Jeremy Burgess
I’ve previously written on defamation within the context of social media and airing grievances about services on social media, and the recent decision of Rook v. Halcrow continues to underscore that social media posts are public domain.

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Our Top Ten Articles in 2019

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog
Our ten most popular legal articles in 2019:

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