More sexual assault survivors turning to civil court

October 4, 2021

Janelle O’Connor is representing a BC woman in a civil lawsuit against two Victoria realtors and their agency for sexual assault. Read the CBC Go Public story (Warning: distressing details): Civil suit alleges 2 Victoria real estate agents drugged and sexually assaulted their client Watch the story clip from CBC’s…

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Murphy Battista LLP recognized by Canadian Lawyer magazine as one of the top personal injury boutiques in Canada

July 8, 2021

We are proud to share that Murphy Battista is one of the 2021 winning firms named by Canadian Lawyer magazine from among personal injury law boutiques in Ontario, Western Canada and Atlantic Canada. Our firm was founded in 1982 as a client-focused personal injury law firm committed to doing excellent,…

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Alex Sayn-Wittgentstein interviewed by Canadian Lawyer magazine regarding medical bias in malpractice cases.

July 5, 2021

Alex Sayn-Wittgenstein spoke with Canadian Lawyer’s regarding the potential legal implications of doctors and nurses having stereotypes, biases and presumptions about their patients. Alex discusses, things Canadian Lawyers should look for, the state of case law and any other insight he has for Canadian Lawyers. Read the full article: Medical…

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Family of BC Woman launches lawsuit against ex-Mounties alleging interference with investigation.

May 27, 2021

John Cameron is representing the family of Arlene Westerfelt in a lawsuit against two former RCMP officers. Ms. Westerfelt’s body was found in Lake Okanagan in 2016 after a canoeing accident. Initially treated as an accident, the situation turned into an investigation that resulted in second-degree murder charges against Ms.…

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UPS bungle over live-saving oxygen equipment highlights need for plain language in consumer contracts.

May 17, 2021

Go Public interviewed Scott Stanley for comment on a Calgary woman’s experience with UPS when she tried to ship a piece of life-saving equipment to family members in Mexico. Unfortunately, the device never made it. Instead, it got caught up in import permit red tape, and when it was returned…

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Benchmark Canada names Angela Bespflug Plaintiff Litigator of the Year 2021

May 12, 2021

The firm is absolutely delighted to congratulate Angela Bespflug on her well-deserved award from Benchmark Litigation Canada as Plaintiff Litigator of the Year 2021! The 2021 Benchmark Canada Virtual Awards celebrate the leading litigators, law firms, and the most impactful disputes across Canada. The awards celebrate Canadian firms and individuals…

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Angela Bespflug Ranked as 2021 Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation

April 28, 2021

We are delighted to congratulate our colleague Angela Bespflug on being recognized as a 2021 Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation Canada, the definitive guide to Canada’s leading litigators. View Angela Bespflug’s Benchmark Litigation Profile.

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Province planning to introduce retroactive legislation to scuttle proposed class action

April 27, 2021

The BC government plans to introduce retroactive legislation to provide statutory authority for the reimbursement that is the subject of a proposed class action lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that successive provincial governments since 1973 have been using ICBC monies (between $16 million and $60 million annually) to reimburse BC’s Medical…

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Angela Bespflug Shortlisted for Benchmark Litigation Canada’s Special Honors Award – Plaintiff Litigator of the Year 2021

April 22, 2021

The firm is delighted to share the news that our colleague Angela Bespflug has been shortlisted by Benchmark Litigation Canada for a Special Honor Award for Plaintiff Litigator of the Year 2021. See the full Benchmark Litigation Canada 2021 Shortlist.

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ICBC Apologizes to Class Action Representative Plaintiff

April 20, 2021

Read the full story in the Vancouver Sun: ICBC apologizes to accident victim in class action lawsuit

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