Federal Government in Exploratory Talks to Settle Class Action Lawsuit Over Veterans Affairs $165M Accounting Error

January 19, 2021

CBC reports on recent steps by the federal government to address an accounting error by Veterans Affairs Canada regarding the calculation of disability awards and pensions. The $165 million accounting error, affecting over 250,000 veterans, began in 2002 and continued undetected until 2010. You can learn more about the lawsuit…

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ICBC MSP Class Action Certification Hearing to Go Ahead April 27, 2021.

November 6, 2020

The application for certification of a class action against ICBC is set for April 27, 2021.  At this time an order will be sought certifying a class action on behalf of the Accident Victim Class and the Ratepayer Class. ICBC and the Province filed an application seeking leave to bring…

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ICBC promises to “treat you fairly” don’t hold up under scrutiny. John Cameron on CTV News.

October 16, 2020

The latest ICBC ads claim that the insurance corporation will treat you fairly if you’ve been injured. This was definitely not the case in MMA fighter Jason Day’s experience. After he was hit by a car while he was riding his bike in 2011, ICBC offered him $25,000 as compensation…

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Bill Dick, Q.C. comments on sexual abuse settlement with Diocese of Kamloops

September 16, 2020

Castanet reporter Tereza Verenca interviewed Bill Dick, Q.C. about the out-of-court settlement he reached on behalf of two Vernon brothers who survived sexual abuse by a Vernon priest when they were teenagers. The article includes the letter written by the Bishop of Kamloops, Joseph Phuong Nguyen, urging people to break…

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Angela Bespflug named one of Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers of 2020

September 15, 2020

Murphy Battista LLP would like to congratulate our colleague Angela Bespflug on being named one of Canada’s Top 25 most influential lawyers of 2020. Angela is recognized in the category of Human Rights, Advocacy, and Criminal for her exceptional work as class action counsel. Most recently, Angela was lead counsel…

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Murphy Battista LLP Files Archdiocese of Vancouver Abuse Class Action

Murphy Battista LLP Files Archdiocese of Vancouver Abuse Class Action

September 10, 2020

Murphy Battista LLP has filed a proposed class action against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver alleging systemic sexual, physical and psychological abuse of parishioners by individuals who, at all material times, were employees, agents or servants of the Archdiocese – including cardinals, bishops, archbishops, priests, deacons and lay ministers…

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Murphy Battista LLP settles sexual abuse case involving Vernon priest.

Murphy Battista LLP settles sexual abuse case involving Vernon priest.

September 8, 2020

Bill Dick, Q.C., represented two brothers sexually abused by Father Herbert Bourne while Bourne was a priest in Vernon during the 1970s. The abuse occurred when the brothers were teenagers. Physical, sexual, or emotional abuse inflicted by people in positions of trust or power is extremely damaging. It takes a…

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Canadian Underwriter magazine reports on CRA data breach class action.

Canadian Underwriter magazine reports on CRA data breach class action.

September 4, 2020

Canadian Underwriter magazine provides a review of the proposed class action filed August 24, 2020 by Murphy Battista LLP class action lawyers Angela Bespflug and Janelle O’Connor. The class action involves the fallout of cyberattacks on CRA and GCKey accounts earlier in the year that resulted in the disclosure of…

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CRA cyberattacks ramifications not yet fully known.

CRA cyberattacks ramifications not yet fully known.

September 3, 2020

HuffPost Canada article about the proposed class action on behalf of Canadians whose personal or financial information in GCKey or Canada Revenue Agency accounts were disclosed to a third party on or after March 15, 2020. The article includes an interview with representative plaintiff Anne Campeau who explains what occurred…

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Demande d’action collective contre l’Agence du revenu du Canada après des cyberattaques

Demande d’action collective contre l’Agence du revenu du Canada après des cyberattaques

September 2, 2020

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