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Know the Limits: Teen Grad Parties and Social Host Liability
June 7, 2016

Know the Limits: Teen Grad Parties and Social Host Liability

To host or not to host? Arranging gatherings for your teens at home can be riddled with questions. However, in the past decade parents face a much more difficult decision, whether or not to include alcohol among the appetizers. This poses a much larger issue at heart with hosting teen parties, what’s your liability? It’s…

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Social Host Liability and Grad Season
May 24, 2016

Social Host Liability and Grad Season

As we head into Grad Season, parents of teenagers face that age old question of whether to allow alcohol at year end parties. As a parent of teenagers myself, I will be addressing this very issue at a Vernon District School Board event scheduled for Wednesday, May 25 at Vernon Secondary School. If you have…

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Punitive Damages: A Brief Overview
May 29, 2015

Punitive Damages: A Brief Overview

What are Punitives Damages? I recently presented a paper on this topic for the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia entitled “Punitive Damages in Negligence Claims: Practical Considerations.”  I thought it might also be helpful to non-lawyers (including clients) to have an overview of what punitive damages are and how they are assessed. Punitive damages…

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