Angela Bespflug named 2022 Plaintiff Litigator of the Year by Benchmark Litigation Canada

May 6, 2022

Murphy Battista LLP is delighted to announce that Angela Bespflug has been named Benchmark Litigation Canada’s Plaintiff Litigator of the Year for the second year in a row. The recognition is for Angela’s exceptional work as a plaintiff’s class action lawyer. The award reflects Angela’s unstinting commitment and dedication to…

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Vancouver Sun and Global News cover certification of class action against ICBC on behalf of accident victims

April 27, 2022

The Vancouver Sun and Global News have covered the recent certification of a class action against ICBC and the province on behalf of accident victims. Read the Vancouver Sun coverage here:  Class Action Lawsuit certified against ICBC over benefits to accident victims Global News coverage below.

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Angela Bespflug recognized as 2022 Benchmark Canada Litigation Star.

April 26, 2022

Congratulations to our colleague and class action plaintiff’s counsel, Angela Bespflug, on being selected to appear in the 11th edition of Benchmark Litigation Canada. Angela is highlighted as a 2022 Benchmark Litigation Star in the area of Plaintiffs Class Actions. This recognition is accorded to lawyers who are highly regarded…

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Scott Stanley and Elizabeth Emery successfully obtain order certifying a class action against ICBC on behalf of accident victims

April 25, 2022

Scott Stanley and Elizabeth Emery successfully obtained an order certifying a class action against ICBC on behalf of Accident Victims who allege that ICBC wrongfully took money from their accident benefit accounts and paid this money to the Province of B.C. pursuant to an illegal scheme. Compensation for the Accident…

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Join Angela Bespflug and Janelle O’Connor at TLABC’s Class Action Conference – May 19, 2022

April 22, 2022

On Thursday, May 19, 2022, Angela Bespflug will be chairing, and Janelle O’Connor will be presenting at this year’s TLABC Class Action Conference, “Strength in Numbers: Fundamentals and Emerging Issues in Plaintiff’s Class Actions.” The conference is for trial lawyers who want to learn more about class actions and provides…

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Maclean’s magazine covers the Brigitte Cleroux nurse imposter story and class action

April 11, 2022

The May 2022 issue of Maclean’s features an investigative piece by journalist Sarah Treleaven on Brigitte Cleroux, the woman who used fake nursing credentials to gain employment at BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre from June 2020 to June 2021. Read the story “The nurse imposter. Brigitte Cleroux faked her…

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Murphy Battista LLP acting in medical negligence case on behalf of Lake Country woman whose husband tragically died of necrotizing fasciitis.

April 7, 2022

Keri Grenier of our Kelowna office represents Ms. Britney Stewart, whose husband, Josh Wakely, died of necrotizing fasciitis (commonly known as flesh-eating disease) after seeking medical attention in Fort St. John on three separate occasions. Tragically, by the time the infection was correctly diagnosed, it was too late to save…

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Angela Bespflug nominated for Plaintiff Litigator of the Year 2022 by Benchmark Canada

April 1, 2022

Murphy Battista LLP is delighted to congratulate our colleague class action lawyer Angela Bespflug on being nominated for the prestigious award of Plaintiff Litigator of the Year 2022 by Benchmark Canada. Angela is well-known for her work for plaintiffs in large-scale, complex class actions, and we know that she has…

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News coverage of Correctional Services Canada proposed class action hearing (March 8-11, 2022)

March 10, 2022

Angela Bespflug and Janelle O’Connor of our office are in the Federal Court of Canada this week for a certification hearing in a proposed class action against the Government of Canada on behalf of Canadian female corrections officers. The class action alleges their workplace is rife with gender-based harassment, sexual…

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Press Release: Correctional Services Canada Class Action Certification Hearing

March 8, 2022

Today – International Women’s Day – marks the first day of a Federal Court of Canada hearing in a proposed class action against the Government of Canada on behalf of women who faced sexualized harassment, discrimination, assault and violence in the Correctional Services Canada (“CSC”) workplace. The hearing will take…

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