After a criminal conviction for sexual assault, many clients turn to Murphy Battista to pursue civil litigation to seek restitution

April 15, 2021

Murphy Battista Represents Woman Suing Former B.C. City Councillor Convicted of Sexually Assaulting Her When She Was a Teenager (more…)

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Murphy Battista files proposed class action against courier giant DHL over “processing fees”

Murphy Battista has filed a proposed class action against DHL, alleging the courier has profited by misrepresenting some of the fees it charges customers, in contravention of the federal Competition Act. Read the full CBC news story: Courier giant DHL padded own pockets with ‘hidden fees,’ class action alleges

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Arlene Westervelt’s Family Launches Estate Litigation Claim in Search of Justice.

April 8, 2021

Scott Stanley is representing the family of Arlene Westervelt in an estate litigation case against Ms. Westervelt’s husband, Bert Westervelt. The claim is based on the equitable legal concept that people should not profit from their misdeeds, including unlawful or dishonourable acts. The lawsuit alleges that Mr. Westervelt was responsible…

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Impact of the CRA Privacy Breach Starts to Emerge as Tax Season Begins

March 22, 2021

Repercussions continue for Canadians affected by the privacy breaches to their CRA accounts. While some individuals have had their identities stolen, others are now receiving T4s from the CRA for CERB benefits they never applied for or received. Read the full CRA privacy breach story: Months after identity theft detected,…

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Social Work is Essential – It’s Social Work Week in British Columbia

March 15, 2021

March 14-20, 2021 is Social Work Week in British Columbia. Social Work Week celebrates the contributions that social workers make to the health and well-being of British Columbians. The theme for 2021 is Social Work is Essential. Social workers are vital resources for our clients and we are grateful.  In…

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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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