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Okanagan Woman Features Keri Grenier's Insights
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September 14, 2016

Okanagan Woman Features Keri Grenier’s Insights

Keri Asks: What is a Woman’s Worth? Okanagan Woman features Keri Grenier’s insights on how the courts are determining a woman’s worth in personal injury law cases. In the post, she outlines the “aspects to a woman’s claim that are often unique or tend to play a more prominent role.” Carefully highlighted in the commentary,…

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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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Kevin Gourlay Discusses Liability for Stanley Park Causeway Tragedy with CBC Anchor Andrew Chang
April 1, 2015

Kevin Gourlay Discusses Liability for Stanley Park Causeway Tragedy with CBC Anchor Andrew Chang

I was recently asked to sit down with Andrew Chang of the CBC to discuss the 2013 untimely death of Antonina Elzbieta Skoczylas. Ms. Skoczylas tragically passed away after being struck by a bus while cycling on the Stanley Park causeway. This week it was announced that Ms. Skoczylas’ family is taking court action and…

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Bullying nets Wal-Mart punitive damages in Ontario wrongful dismissal case.
June 4, 2014

Bullying nets Wal-Mart punitive damages in Ontario wrongful dismissal case.

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently gave reasons on a wrongful dismissal claim brought against Wal-Mart. The plaintiff, an assistant manager, had essentially been bullied into quitting.  A jury heard the trial and awarded $1,000,000 in punitive damages and hundreds of thousands in aggravated damages and damages for intentional infliction of mental suffering. The Court…

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