July 4, 2014

Kevin Gourlay

Kevin Gourlay

Twitter: Plaintiff’s Credibility and Their Online Persona

More and more often plaintiffs in personal injury claims are cross-examined on their online activities, be it Facebook posts, Instagram photos, Tweets, or a host of other social media sites that are hard to keep up with.  The problem is that these sites are generally used to convey a particular…

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April 8, 2014

Kevin Gourlay

Kevin Gourlay

Plaintiff Credibility Matters: Unreliable Plaintiff’s Claim Dismissed

Reasons on Monday from a 4-day trial in March, 2012: Fancy v. Gareau, 2014 BCSC 584.  The plaintiff claimed to be injured in a September, 2008, accident.  However, her evidence was wholly inconsistent with forms she had completed for WorkSafeBC regarding a workplace accident she had had some months prior. [84]         At…

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March 20, 2014

Kevin Gourlay

Kevin Gourlay

The Plaintiff’s Credibility – Facebook Tactics

Reasons for judgment today from Madam Justice Griffin following an 11-day trial in J.D. v. Chandra; J.D. v. Collier, 2014 BCSC 466.  The plaintiff was injured in car accidents in 2006 and 2010.  She was 17 at the time of the first accident.  By the time of trial, she was…

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