October 29, 2019

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Teen Safety and Halloween

Teen Safety and Halloween

For a teenager, the attraction of attending Halloween parties far outweighs staying home watching a scary movie or two. As a responsible, caring parent, it’s vital to have an open conversation with your teenager about managing expectations and their safety without the drama. Below are some steps to take before…

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May 30, 2019

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BC Access Awareness 2019: May 29th – June 6th

The Gathering Festival, in partnership with Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture and All Bodies Dance, is presenting a week of special events in celebration of BC Access Awareness. BC Access Awareness, celebrated annually on the first Saturday in June, is a campaign that raises awareness about disability, accessibility, and inclusion.…

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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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December 10, 2018

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Holiday Parties: Liability and Your Responsibilities as a Host and a Partygoer

Holiday Parties: Liability and Your Responsibilities as a Host and a Partygoer

T’is the season of the holiday party. The time of year when there is lots of cheer (and beer). However, as fun as holiday parties can be, they can also lead to a legal nightmare. With the recent legalization of cannabis, hosts won’t only be concerned about the liability risks…

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October 12, 2018

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Injuries on School Field Trips – How Can You Avoid Your Child Getting Hurt

Injuries on School Field Trips – How Can You Avoid Your Child Getting Hurt

Children love school field trips. They are a chance to get out of the classroom, explore and educate themselves on the world around them, all while enjoying a day with their friends. Often field trips are outdoors and can involve potentially dangerous activities like kayaking, hiking, or swimming, and unfortunately,…

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December 1, 2017

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Scott Stanley on CBC: ‘Another woman gave birth to my child’: surrogate sues fertility clinic

Murphy Battista’s Scott Stanley spoke to CBC, “The law is quite clear that in order to use someone’s tissue, (donors) have to provide written consent and that it needs to be informed, if you’re going to use that tissue for reproductive purposes.” Read the full article here.

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November 21, 2017

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Get a Great Gift for a Good Cause — Spinal Cord Injury BC

Let’s face it, most of our holiday shopping is done online, so why not support a great cause at the same time with Spinal Cord Injury BC’s (SCI BC) online ‘Gifts for Good’ event on 32 Auctions. The auction runs from November 20th through to December 3rd. With plenty of items to…

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October 24, 2017

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Commercial hosts serving alcohol owe a duty of care to patrons.

This past March, Mr. Justice Kent of the Supreme Court of British Columbia set a new precedent in Widdowson v. Rockwell, 2017 BCSC 385, a summary trial of a commercial host liability claim. Murphy Battista LLP’s Paul Bosco and Joe Battista, Q.C. represented the plaintiff, Stuart Widdowson who was walking…

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September 19, 2017

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Car stolen from dealership involved in three collisions causing injuries – dealership 15% liable; plaintiff not contributorily negligent

In the recent and highly unusual case of Provost v. Bolton, 2017 BCSC 1608, Murphy Battista’s Alex Sayn-Wittgenstein and Paul Bosco represented the plaintiff, Richmond RCMP Corporal Quinn Provost, for injuries sustained when a stolen vehicle hit his cruiser during a high-speed chase. Why the case is important This case…

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March 10, 2017

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ICBC Part 7 benefits Q+A video

If you’ve been injured in a car accident (or any motor vehicle accident) in BC you may have heard people talk about ICBC Part 7 (no-fault) benefits. Sometimes they are called ICBC no-fault benefits, ICBC accident benefits and sometimes just “Part 7 benefits.” What they are, and how they work…

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