May 28, 2019

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Underinsured Motorist Protection – An extra that’s worth the price of admission

Underinsured Motorist Protection – An extra that’s worth the price of admission

At Murphy Battista LLP it’s our job to constantly stay abreast of the intricacies of ICBC’s various insurance products and policies. Our depth of knowledge in this field means that we have an understanding of auto insurance that can benefit individuals prior to them actually being involved in an accident.…

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February 16, 2017

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Scott Stanley talks to CBC’s Go Public about BC homeowners insurance dispute.

Recently, CBC News featured a couple from Mission, B.C., who have been locked in an ongoing dispute with their insurance company after a routine claim escalated into an all-out repair disaster. Also, the couple alleges that contractors recommended by the insurance company caused close to a million dollars worth of…

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July 30, 2015

Joe Murphy

Joe Murphy

The Law Show Episode 27: Different Types of Insurance

On a recent episode of the Law Show, John Cameron and I discussed various forms of insurance and some of the issues that arise in relation to different types of policies. John is new to Murphy Battista, but a long-time personal injury lawyer with over 15 years of experience. Prior to becoming a…

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June 18, 2015

J. Scott Stanley

J. Scott Stanley

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…

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November 20, 2014

J. Scott Stanley

J. Scott Stanley

Million Dollar Baby: Travel Insurance Gone Wrong

I was recently approached to comment on a story that has captivated online audiences. The story is fairly simple. Jennifer Huculak and her husband left for a Hawaiian vacation in October of 2013. At the time, Jennifer was 24 weeks pregnant. Planning ahead, the couple purchased travel insurance for…

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November 10, 2014

Jeffrey J. Nieuwenburg

Jeffrey J. Nieuwenburg

Insurance Disputes: What are household belongings worth?

People buy home or tenants insurance so they are covered if the unexpected happens. But even if damage is covered by insurance, will you and your insurance company be able to agree on the value of lost items and the appropriate cost of repairs? Today CBC’s Go Public reported about…

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September 9, 2014

Kevin Gourlay

Kevin Gourlay

Fire Insurance: If Your Tenant Contributes To Insurance, Buy Insurance

If a landlord collects contributions to fire insurance from tenants as part of the lease agreement, the expectation is that fire insurance will be purchased. In reasons released last week, Giddings Holdings Ltd. v. High, 2014 BCSC 1658, an unfortunate landlord failed to insure his building despite the lease including a proportionate…

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March 18, 2014

Kevin Gourlay

Kevin Gourlay

Liability waivers in commercial recreational sports

CBC Marketplace recently ran a segment on liability waivers in commercial recreational sports. Click to view a written version of the show. In the course of the segment, they speak to a former client of mine who was injured in a zip lining accident where the zipline outfit was clearly…

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June 13, 2013

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Murphy Battista

Tune in to AM 650’s “The Law Show,” Episode Three

    Click to Watch Episode Three of “The Law Show”. In Episode Three, veteran radio host Stirling Faux talks to Murphy Battista LLP lawyers Scott Stanley and Kevin Gourlay about the nuts and bolts of insurance law with a focus on the importance of understanding what your insurance policy…

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March 5, 2013

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Residential and Business Loss Insurance Claims: What You Need to Know and How a Lawyer can Help

The number one thing to understand about residential and business loss insurance policies is that, as the insured, it is YOUR responsibility to prove your losses. In other words, you should not rely on your insurance company or a contractor to prove your claim. Further, it is up to you…

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