May 24, 2016

Bill Dick

Bill Dick

Social Host Liability and Grad Season

As we head into Grad Season, parents of teenagers face that age old question of whether to allow alcohol at year end parties. As a parent of teenagers myself, I will be addressing this very issue at a Vernon District School Board event scheduled for Wednesday, May 25 at Vernon…

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April 21, 2015

Joe Murphy

Joe Murphy

The Law Show Episode 24: Disability insurance – Things you need to know.

In this episode of The Law Show I spent some time discussing disability claims and the legal issues that arise when your insurer refuses to honour a disability benefits policy. Lawsuits arising from disability insurance  account for about 10% of the work that we do at Murphy Battista. The loss…

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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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September 23, 2014

J. Scott Stanley

J. Scott Stanley

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness: Getting Your Life Back

You may have noticed a flurry of news stories on spinal cord injuries recently. Highlighting the exciting rehabilitation possibilities of exoskeletons and providing up-to-date statistics and information on spinal cord injuries are part of Spinal Cord Injury Awareness month in the US. However, if you or a family member have…

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February 11, 2014

Kevin Gourlay

Kevin Gourlay

Use of statements in clinical records

A decision from early 2013, Kostecki v. Li, 2013 BCSC 2451, was posted recently regarding the use of statements in clinical records.  Defence counsel had cross-examined the plaintiff on statements in clinical records she purportedly made to a neurologist and a physiotherapist.  The plaintiff denied making the statements and counsel didn’t…

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June 17, 2013

Paul Bosco

Paul Bosco

Changes to the BC Limitation Act – What They Mean for You

On June 1st, 2013, the new Limitation Act came into force in BC. This Act sets out the time limits a person has to make a civil claim, most commonly performed by suing another person or company for money to compensate for a loss. The most significant change in the…

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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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April 25, 2013

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Murphy Battista

“The Law Show,” Episode Two on AM 650

Murphy Battista LLP Founder Joe Murphy, QC and Murphy Battista Partner Scott Stanley recently took to the airwaves for the second episode of the new AM 650 radio program “The Law Show”. The program airs once a month, on select Sundays at 11:00 am, and is hosted by veteran radio…

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February 20, 2013

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Murphy Battista

Personal Injury Resource Centre to host free Legal Advice Clinics on the 3rd Friday of each month starting March 15, 2013

Starting March 15th the Personal Injury Resource Centre sponsored by Murphy Battista LLP will be offering free Legal Advice Clinics to anyone who wants to sit down with a lawyer and obtain professional legal advice. This is a fantastic opportunity for people to seek answers to legal questions. At Murphy…

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