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Blog Posts by J. Scott Stanley, Partner

New Developments in Case Involving Man Who Sustained a Permanent Brain Injury After Incident in RCMP Holding Cell
December 18, 2015

New Developments in Case Involving Man Who Sustained a Permanent Brain Injury After Incident in RCMP Holding Cell

Robert Wright sustained a serious head injury during a take down in a RCMP holding cell in Terrace in 2012. The BC First Nations man was left with permanent brain damage. Mr. Wright’s case received additional media coverage in 2014 when video of the holding cell incident surfaced. Since then, new allegations of the use…

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Designated drivers now indemnified against injuries caused by a drunk passenger...for now.
November 16, 2015

Designated drivers now indemnified against injuries caused by a drunk passenger…for now.

As we head towards the season of work celebrations and holiday parties the prevalence of designated driver’s is likely to rise. A recent case from the BC Court of Appeal addressed the indemnification of designated drivers and has found that a passenger whose actions cause injury is a “user” of a motor vehicle and, therefore,…

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What you Should Know about Litigation Financing

The process of litigating a personal injury claim can be an incredibly stressful experience. The physical consequences of an accident can disrupt your social life, create conflict with your work and family responsibilities, and can have a dramatic effect on your mood. Further, to attempt to litigate a personal injury claim when your finances are minimal…

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Complex Home Insurance Policies Aren’t Good For Anyone

The CBC recently contacted me to comment on a story that perfectly represents the growing problem of insurers hiding behind complex policies. The story is covered in full at the CBC Website. However, in brief it concerns a couple, Michael and Diane Uniac, who for the past 19 years have fled their Waterloo, Ontario home…

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