Bill Dick, Q.C. wades in on the meaning of the latest BC case on social host liability.

June 26, 2020

Bill Dick, Q.C., was recently asked for comment, by The Lawyer’s Daily, on the latest decision from the BC Supreme Court that rejected a social host liability claim. The decision in McCormack v. Plambeck, 2020 BCSC 881, involved a fatal car crash that occurred after a birthday party hosted by the…

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Kelowna office relocating to Landmark 2

Kelowna office relocating to Landmark 2

June 19, 2020

We are excited to announce that our Kelowna office is relocating to Landmark 2 at 804 – 1708 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna. We will be opening the doors at our new location on Monday, June 22, 2020. Our phone and fax numbers will remain the same. We look forward to continuing…

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Call for Votes: Angela Bespflug nominated for Canadian Lawyer Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada 2020

Call for Votes: Angela Bespflug nominated for Canadian Lawyer Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada 2020

June 1, 2020

Murphy Battista LLP is delighted to support Angela Bespflug’s nomination for the Canadian Lawyer Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada 2020, in the Human Rights, Advocacy, and Criminal Law category. The nominations are recognition for Angela’s dedication to human rights work, specifically her work over the last 18 months on…

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Angela Bespflug and Janelle O’Connor support call for culturally sensitive claims process in class actions for wrongs against Indigenous people.

May 25, 2020

Angela Bespflug and Janelle O’Connor recently provided an overview for The Lawyer’s Daily of The National Truth and Reconciliation Commission (NTRC) report, Lessons Learned: Survivors Perspectives. The NTRC report reviewed the Indian Residential Schools Settlement process from the survivor perspective. A key finding in the report is that a western-centric…

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Court upholds $1.14M fire-pit explosion decision against City of Burnaby and tenants

May 24, 2020

B.C.’s top court recently upheld a trial court decision awarding $1.14 million in damages to one of Murphy Battista’s clients. Scott Stanley and Paul Bosco represented Ms. Abdi who was seriously injured in a backyard fire-pit explosion caused when the tenants of a property owned by the City of Burnaby…

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Experienced class action lawyers Angela Bespflug and Janelle O’Connor join Murphy Battista LLP as Associate Counsel

Experienced class action lawyers Angela Bespflug and Janelle O’Connor join Murphy Battista LLP as Associate Counsel

May 14, 2020

Murphy Battista LLP is delighted to announce that experienced class action lawyers Angela Bespflug and Janelle O’Connor have joined the firm as Associate Counsel.   Angela and Janelle have significant experience leading large-scale, national class actions. That experience includes acting as class counsel in the recent landmark gender discrimination class action lawsuits against the…

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Scott Stanley Asked to Comment on COVID-19 Lawsuits Regarding Care Homes

May 6, 2020

The pandemic has been a tragedy for many Canadian families particularly those with relatives in care homes. This has resulted in the filing of at least two class action lawsuits regarding the standard of care in nursing homes. Scott Stanley was recently asked by CBC for his take on the…

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Settlement estimated at $100M approved for women sexually harassed while employed by RCMP

March 19, 2020

Settlement estimated at $100M approved for women sexually harassed while employed by RCMP, covered in the March 2020 issue of Canadian Lawyer Magazine. Read the article

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Federal court approves next $100M RCMP sexual harassment class-action lawsuit

March 11, 2020

The Federal Court of Canada has approved a $100-million class-action lawsuit for women who worked for the RCMP in non-policing jobs and were subjected to gender-based discrimination. Read the full story

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Settlement in RCMP lawsuit approved by the Federal Court

Settlement in RCMP lawsuit approved by the Federal Court, Global News, March 11, 2020:

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