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Murphy Battista
December 1, 2017

Scott Stanley on CBC: ‘Another woman gave birth to my child’: surrogate sues fertility clinic

Murphy Battista’s Scott Stanley spoke to CBC, “The law is quite clear that in order to use someone’s tissue, (donors) have to provide written consent and that it needs to be informed, if you’re going to use that tissue for reproductive purposes.” Read the full article here. Share this post:

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Murphy Battista
November 21, 2017

Get a Great Gift for a Good Cause — Spinal Cord Injury BC

Let’s face it, most of our holiday shopping is done online, so why not support a great cause at the same time with Spinal Cord Injury BC’s (SCI BC) online ‘Gifts for Good’ event on 32 Auctions. The auction runs from November 20th through to December 3rd. With plenty of items to choose from, there’s something for…

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Commercial hosts serving alcohol owe a duty of care to patrons.
Murphy Battista
October 24, 2017

Commercial hosts serving alcohol owe a duty of care to patrons.

This past March, Mr. Justice Kent of the Supreme Court of British Columbia set a new precedent in Widdowson v. Rockwell, 2017 BCSC 385, a summary trial of a commercial host liability claim. Murphy Battista LLP’s Paul Bosco and Joe Battista, Q.C. represented the plaintiff, Stuart Widdowson who was walking home from work in Port…

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Car stolen from dealership involved in three collisions causing injuries – dealership 15% liable; plaintiff not contributorily negligent
Murphy Battista
September 19, 2017

Car stolen from dealership involved in three collisions causing injuries – dealership 15% liable; plaintiff not contributorily negligent

In the recent and highly unusual case of Provost v. Bolton, 2017 BCSC 1608, Murphy Battista’s Alex Sayn-Wittgenstein and Paul Bosco represented the plaintiff, Richmond RCMP Corporal Quinn Provost, for injuries sustained when a stolen vehicle hit his cruiser during a high-speed chase. Why the case is important This case illustrates that commercial enterprises may…

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