Scott Stanley Talks Class Actions on The Digital Forensics Files Podcast

November 20, 2019

 Scott Stanley joined host Tyler Hatch on The Digital Forensics Files podcast. Tyler quizzed Scott about jury trial selection in civil trials and then asked him about the rationale for class action lawsuits and how they work in the context of privacy and data breaches. Scott noted…

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Murphy Battista LLP, committed to supporting Brain Trust Canada’s Free Brain Injury Counselling Services in the Okanagan

October 30, 2019

Bill Dick, Q.C., Keri Grenier, Matthew Van Nostrand, and Peter Driscoll were recently profiled by BrainTrust Canada regarding the firm’s contribution to BrainTrust’s free Okanagan Brain Injury Counselling services. Bill, Keri, Matt, and Peter each have experience helping clients deal with personal injury claims involving brain injuries. Supporting free counselling…

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Scott Stanley representing client in BC’s first non-class action law suit over alleged Roundup-related illnesses.

October 18, 2019

Scott Stanley was interviewed by the CBC as part of an article on his client Cliff Sissons. Scott is representing Mr. Sissons in a law suit against the makers of Roundup, a glyphosate-based weedkiller. Mr. Sissons is alleging that exposure to Roundup cause him to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Read the…

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Bill Dick, QC quoted: social host liability after tragic after-prom shooting at Airbnb rental in north Toronto

Bill Dick, QC quoted: social host liability after tragic after-prom shooting at Airbnb rental in north Toronto

May 10, 2019

One teen is dead after a shooting at an after-prom party held at an Airbnb rental north of Toronto. It’s a tragedy that raises legal questions around social host liability, occupiers liability, and civic responsibility. In this case, arrests were made for the murder, but there were hundreds of party-goers,…

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Veronica Medved Represents Client Injured in 2012 Port Mann Bridge Ice Bomb Ordeal

April 17, 2019

Veronica Medved is representing Caryl-Lee Obrecht who suffered head trauma after a terrifying ordeal on the Port Mann Bridge in 2012 when ice bombs rained down on commuters. Read the media coverage here: CBC News BCTV News Woman claims trauma, injury from Port Mann ‘ice bombs’

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BC’s fatality laws put seniors and children at disadvantage in pedestrian accidents. Scott Stanley quoted in the Vancouver Star.

BC’s fatality laws put seniors and children at disadvantage in pedestrian accidents. Scott Stanley quoted in the Vancouver Star.

April 3, 2019

In the first quarter of 2019, six pedestrians have been fatally injured in traffic accidents in the Lower Mainland. This tragic statistic has prompted calls to increase safety measures to protect pedestrians, particularly the elderly and children. Distracted driving is once again singled out as a factor, along with speed,…

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Murphy Battista’s Kelowna office is participating in proposed class action over miscalculation of veterans pension benefits

February 27, 2019

Peter J. Driscoll and Bill Dick, Q.C. are working on a proposed class action lawsuit concerning an accounting error in the calculation of disability awards and pensions at Veterans Affairs. The error ran undetected for eight years and resulted in shortchanging more than 250,000 former soldiers, sailors and aircrew. We…

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Scott Stanley comments on BC changes limiting expert evidence in motor vehicle accident cases that compromise access to justice

Scott Stanley comments on BC changes limiting expert evidence in motor vehicle accident cases that compromise access to justice

February 21, 2019

Scott Stanley recently commented in the Lawyer’s Daily on the B.C. government’s move to change the Supreme Court Civil Rules to limit the number of expert witnesses allowed in motor vehicle accident claims. The limits would affect the number of experts and expert reports allowed to address critical issues for…

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Joe Murphy, Q.C. Comments on ICBC Changes to Handling of Personal Injury Settlements

January 16, 2019

Joe Murphy, Q.C. spoke with Sonia Sunger on Global News about ICBC changes to its personal injury settlement strategy and explained why ICBC’s position is problematic. ICBC has decided to end the practice of good faith negotiating and is now considering payments based on a new set of criteria even…

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Scott Stanley interviewed on Global News about ICBC’s decision to end negotiations with personal injury lawyers

ICBC’s sudden decision to stop negotiating with personal injury lawyers, combined with the trend in lowball offers that the Trial Lawyers Association of BC has noticed, means it’s likely that more cases (not less) will end up in court. This is not going to help ensure that claim settlements are…

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