October 24, 2017

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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…

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April 7, 2015

J. Scott Stanley

J. Scott Stanley

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Personality Changes

Recently our firm was involved in a case that has received a fair amount of publicity, most notably from The Province and ABC News. Our client had suffered a mild traumatic brain injury as a result of a car accident that occurred while she was still in high school. As…

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January 15, 2015

J. Scott Stanley

J. Scott Stanley

BC Brain Injury Association Annual Fundraising Gala: February 5, 2015

Murphy Battista LLP is proud to be a supporter of the BC Brain Injury Association’s (BCBIA) Annual Fundraising Gala. The Gala will be occurring on February 5th from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the Winsor Gallery in Vancouver. The annual Gala raises money in support of the BCBIA, which…

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November 24, 2014

Irina Kordic

Irina Kordic

Appointing Substitute Decision Makers Following Traumatic Brain Injury or Incapacity

Each month Murphy Battista holds information seminars at the Personal Injury Resource Centre on legal issues that commonly arise in everyday life. Last month, I gave a presentation on substitute decision making with a specific focus on powers of attorney, committeeships, and representation agreements in the wake of traumatic brain…

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October 27, 2014

Kevin Gourlay

Kevin Gourlay

A Former Quarterback’s Concussion Experience

Kevin Kolb is an NFL quarterback best known for his time with the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals.  He is now 30 years old and is not on an NFL roster this year having been released by the Buffalo Bills in March. In a Sports Illustrated story last week, Kolb writes…

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October 16, 2014

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Exciting Developments in Spinal Cord Research

At Murphy Battista LLP our primary focus is making sure that our clients get their lives back. In many cases, we are able to achieve this by ensuring that a client is adequately compensated by their insurer. Of course, regardless of the size of a negotiated settlement or court…

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July 3, 2014

J. Scott Stanley

J. Scott Stanley

Head injury? Always consult a lawyer

It is generally in your best interest to get legal advice when you’ve been injured in a car accident. In two recent episodes of AM 650’s The Law Show we discussed situations and types of injuries where it’s particularly important to consult a lawyer before making decisions about how to…

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June 23, 2014

Brandon Souza

Brandon Souza

Brain Injury: The Importance of Community Rehabilitation – A Conference Recap

Murphy Battista had the honor of being a sponsor for the annual Pushor Mitchell LLP Okanagan Conference on Brain Injury. This year’s conference was titled “Living Well: The Importance of Community Rehabiliation After Brain Injury.” “Living Well: The Importance of Community Rehabilitation After Brain Injury” – See more at: ;

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June 3, 2014

Joe Murphy

Joe Murphy

Acquired Brain Injury: Wheel, Walk, Run to Raise Awareness with Cheshire Homes Society of BC

On June 14th, 2014, Cheshire Homes Society of BC (CHSBC) is hosting its 6th annual awareness event, a Wheel, Walk, Run at Lumberman’s arch (3301 Stanley Park Drive) in Stanley Park Vancouver. CHSBC supports people with acquired brain injuries (ABIs) to achieve their optimal level of independence through innovative services,…

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April 10, 2014

Joe Murphy

Joe Murphy

Cognitive-Communication Disorders: Evidence Based Assessment and Treatment for Speech-Language Pathologists

The firm is delighted to help sponsor this series of workshops being held April 11-12 at the Vancouver General Hospital.  The workshops are being hosted by Columbia Speech and Language Services Inc. and The Vancouver Acute, Speech-Language Pathology Practice Group of Vancouver Coastal Health. The series consists of two courses:…

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