November 16, 2015

J. Scott Stanley

J. Scott Stanley

Designated drivers now indemnified against injuries caused by a drunk passenger…for now.

Designated drivers now indemnified against injuries caused by a drunk passenger…for now.

As we head towards the season of work celebrations and holiday parties the prevalence of designated driver’s is likely to rise. A recent case from the BC Court of Appeal addressed the indemnification of designated drivers and has found that a passenger whose actions cause injury is a “user” of…

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June 23, 2015

J. Scott Stanley

J. Scott Stanley

What you Should Know about Litigation Financing

The process of litigating a personal injury claim can be an incredibly stressful experience. The physical consequences of an accident can disrupt your social life, create conflict with your work and family responsibilities, and can have a dramatic effect on your mood. Further, to attempt to litigate a personal injury claim…

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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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May 7, 2015

J. Scott Stanley

J. Scott Stanley

The Law Show Episode 25: Insurance Fraud and Digital Surveillance

In a recent episode of AM 650’s “The Law Show,” Stephen Gibson and I spent some time discussing fraudulent claims as well as some of the surveillance techniques that ICBC and private insurers use in personal injury litigation. Because these issues are relevant to the general public as well as…

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April 7, 2015

J. Scott Stanley

J. Scott Stanley

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Personality Changes

World News Videos | US News Videos 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…

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February 10, 2015

J. Scott Stanley

J. Scott Stanley

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…

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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 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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September 29, 2014

J. Scott Stanley

J. Scott Stanley

Proud to support continuing professional development events for audiologists and speech-language pathologists

On October 24-25, 2014 the BC Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (BCASLPA) is holding their annual conference here in Vancouver. The conference provides a venue for audiologists and speech-language pathologists to learn from leading practitioners and researchers in the field present on current topics of interest to members. This…

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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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