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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CTV talks to John Cameron about certification of class action against the Provincial Health Services Authority over employment of fake nurse in BC

July 27, 2023

On July 27, 2023, CTV interviewed John Cameron about the class action lawsuit certified against the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) on behalf of approximately 1,150 patients who had interactions with an unlicensed nurse during her employment at B.C. Women’s Hospital (BCWH) for more than a year. This legal action…

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Class action certified against Provincial Health Services Authority for unlicensed nurse’s alleged involvement in patient care at BC Women’s Hospital

July 26, 2023

Murphy Battista LLP and Slater Vecchio LLP jointly announce the successful certification of a class action against the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) on behalf of patients who received procedures at BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre (BCWH) during 2020 and 2021. On July 25, 2023, the Supreme Court of…

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Class action proceeding certified over clawing back of disability pension benefits from veterans and members of the Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP.

June 29, 2023

On June 28, 2023, the Federal Court of Canada certified a federal class proceeding brought against the Government of Canada alleging the improper claw back of disability pension benefits under the Pension Act. This class action was brought by Murphy Battista LLP on behalf of veterans and members of the…

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