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The Law Show Episode 22: Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries
February 10, 2015

The Law Show Episode 22: Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

In a recent episode of AM 650’s “The Law Show,” Bill Dick and I spent some time discussing brain injuries with a specific focus on mild traumatic brain injury. Bill and l also explained some of the legal issues surrounding sport-based injuries including brain injuries that are the result of equestrian accidents. We also set…

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The Importance of Lay Witnesses in Personal Injury Cases
December 18, 2014

The Importance of Lay Witnesses in Personal Injury Cases

The Trial Lawyers of British Columbia recently hosted a full day seminar on Personal Injury Trial Tactics & Tribulations. I had the distinct pleasure of presenting my thoughts on how to identify and develop lay evidence to effectively tell your client’s story at trial. In this blog post, I share a brief summary of my thoughts…

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Bette Midler and Lay Opinion Evidence
March 27, 2014

Bette Midler and Lay Opinion Evidence

Reasons today from Mr. Justice Sigurdson in Giczi v. Kandola, 2014 BCSC 508, a case in which the plaintiff suffered serious injuries that prevented her from, for better or for worse, being able to pursue a career as a Bette Midler tribute artist. Of particular interest is the Court’s discussion of the bounds of permissible lay…

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