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Top 5 Questions (and Answers) About Getting a Lawyer

How much does the lawyer charge? There are two different ways a lawyer can charge: at an hourly rate – which charges you up front, or by contingency fee agreements. Murphy Battista LLP charges by contingency. Contingency fees and agreements What is contingency you ask? As Irina Kordic, lawyer with Murphy Battista states: A Contingency…

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INJURYwise: Should you Sue for Personal Injury or Wrongful Death?
January 18, 2016

INJURYwise: Should you Sue for Personal Injury or Wrongful Death?

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed the decision to sue for personal injury or wrongful death is not always a straight forward yes or no. My latest INJURYwise column for Castanet goes over the pros and cons associated with a decision to take legal action. The point is to…

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INJURYwise: Do you have to go to trial?
November 17, 2015

INJURYwise: Do you have to go to trial?

INJURYwise is a monthly column that I write on personal injury matters. This month’s column is called Trial Required? “Do I have to go to trial?”  Is a good question, and having recently finished a nine day personal injury trial, it seemed an appropriate topic for my column. The short answer is ‘no’, but sometimes…

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Scienter and Liability for Your Dog
August 29, 2014

Scienter and Liability for Your Dog

Reasons for judgment recently from Mr. Justice Joyce in Gallant v. Slootweg, 2014 BCSC 1579, involving a plaintiff who broke his clavicle and multiple ribs after being chased and knocked from his bicycle by the defendant’s dog. In the course of the judgment, the Court reviewed and restated the doctrine of scienter as it relates to…

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