Angela Bespflug is Benchmark Litigation Canada’s Plaintiff Litigator of the Year!

May 9, 2024

We are delighted to share that our colleague Angela Bespflug was named Plaintiff Litigator of the Year last night at the 2024 Benchmark Litigation Canada Awards. This is the third time Benchmark has acknowledged the excellence of Angela’s work, which has made a significant difference in the lives of our…

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Delays in civil sexual assault trials create further access to justice barriers.

January 31, 2024

Janelle O’Connor is quoted in an article that addresses the many ways our justice system is failing survivors of sexual violence. Read the full story: She sought justice for sexual assault. B.C.’s judge shortage became her battle.

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Medical malpractice lawsuit against Interior Health and physicians at Vernon Jubilee Hospital

January 26, 2024

Keri Grenier is acting for the family of a Vernon man who died after being admitted to Vernon Jubilee Hospital for treatment of a fentanyl overdose. The civil claim alleges that negligence of hospital staff contributed to Michael Peace’s death. Read the full story: Son died after he was left unattended…

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Proposed Settlement in Veterans’ Disability Benefits Miscalculation Class Action

November 14, 2023

We are pleased to announce that the parties in Manuge v. His Majesty the King, Federal Court, Action No.: T-119-19 have reached a proposed settlement to resolve the claims in this class action, which is subject to Court approval. The approval hearing will be held on December 18, 2023. A…

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CTV News interviews Scott Stanley in coverage of MCFD class action

November 2, 2023

CTV News covered the MCFD class action filed this past December and interviewed Scott Stanley about the proposed class action. Referencing the history of ongoing systemic problems with BC’s foster system, Scott noted that the government should have been aware of these systemic failures for generations. Scott confirmed that the…

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Scott Stanley quoted in Canadian Lawyer regarding BC’s proposed class action to recoup opioid-related damages against U.S. consultant McKinsey

November 1, 2023

The Province of BC’s proposed class action to recover healthcare costs related to the BC opioid crisis from defendants, including consultants to companies that manufactured, marketed, distributed or sold opioid drugs and products in Canada, has survived a legal challenge to its initiating pleadings. In British Columbia v. McKinsey, 2023…

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Tess Guay advocates for free parking for veterans in Kelowna

The Kelowna Capital News recently covered the efforts of our colleague Tess Guay, who is urging the City of Kelowna to permit free on-street parking for Canadian veterans. As Tess notes, veterans injured or disabled as a result of their service to Canada need to use vehicles to get to medical…

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Angela Bespflug and Janelle O’Connor to speak at TLABC on “Medical Evidence in Civil Cases of Sexual Violence: Individual and Class Action Context,” November 30, 2023

October 30, 2023

Angela Bespflug and Janelle O’Connor will speak at TLABC’s annual Medical-Legal Conference on November 30, 2023. Angela and Janelle will join Dr. Shaila Misri from BC Women’s Hospital on a panel discussing issues unique to gathering medical evidence in sexual violence cases. The panel will address how to prevent secondary…

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Angela Bespflug recognized by Chambers Canada 2024

October 4, 2023

Murphy Battista LLP is pleased to announce that Angela Bespflug has been recognized in the Chambers Canada Guide 2024. She has been ranked Band 4 in – Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Plaintiff) – Nationwide – Canada. Chambers describes Angela Bespflug as “a class action plaintiff litigator based in Vancouver with…

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Angela Bespflug named one of Benchmark Canada’s Top 100 Women in Litigation

August 3, 2023

Congratulations to our colleague Angela Bespflug for her well-deserved recognition as one of Benchmark Canada’s Top 100 Women in Litigation. The women on this list have earned their place through their involvement in some of the most impactful litigation matters in recent history, as well as for earning the respect of their…

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