Scott Stanley comments on BC changes limiting expert evidence in motor vehicle accident cases that compromise access to justice

Scott Stanley comments on BC changes limiting expert evidence in motor vehicle accident cases that compromise access to justice

February 21, 2019

Scott Stanley recently commented in the Lawyer’s Daily on the B.C. government’s move to change the Supreme Court Civil Rules to limit the number of expert witnesses allowed in motor vehicle accident claims. The limits would affect the number of experts and expert reports allowed to address critical issues for…

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Joe Murphy, Q.C. Comments on ICBC Changes to Handling of Personal Injury Settlements

January 16, 2019

Joe Murphy, Q.C. spoke with Sonia Sunger on Global News about ICBC changes to its personal injury settlement strategy and explained why ICBC’s position is problematic. ICBC has decided to end the practice of good faith negotiating and is now considering payments based on a new set of criteria even…

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Scott Stanley interviewed on Global News about ICBC’s decision to end negotiations with personal injury lawyers

ICBC’s sudden decision to stop negotiating with personal injury lawyers, combined with the trend in lowball offers that the Trial Lawyers Association of BC has noticed, means it’s likely that more cases (not less) will end up in court. This is not going to help ensure that claim settlements are…

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Bill Dick Appointed to Queen’s Counsel

December 14, 2018

We are delighted to announce Bill Dick’s appointment as Queen’s Counsel. Read the news coverage here: Okanagan lawyer honoured by appointment to Queen’s Counsel…

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Scott Stanley Comments on Provincial Changes to ICBC Payouts

November 14, 2018

Scott Stanley was recently interviewed by CTV in reaction to the BC government’s release of details surrounding changes to ICBC injury claim payouts. The NDP chose to quietly announce the details of changes in policy, which include defining a concussion as a minor injury and a minor injury payout cap of…

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Scott Stanley Representing Family in Medical Malpractice Suit

September 20, 2018

Scott Stanley spoke with CFJC Today Reporter, Jill Sperling, about his recent lawsuit involving the family of Stephen Burnstad, a 51-year-old Kamloops man, who died in January 2017 after surgery meant to treat his gastric carcinoid tumour. Scott is the counsel on the case which also involves Dr. Reuben James Bond,…

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Keri Grenier Discusses Her Experience as a Past TLABC President with The Verdict Magazine

August 9, 2018

Keri Grenier was recently interviewed by The Verdict Magazine in their 157 summer edition. The Verdict Magazine is a quarterly publication of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia (TLABC), that has been bringing top-quality news and information to the legal profession since 1980. In this article Keri, alongside other other past…

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Scott Stanley quoted in Lawyer’s Daily article on impending changes to BC’s automobile insurance.

August 3, 2018

The proposed cap on minor injury claims in BC continues to garner criticism from groups, including the Trial Lawyers Association of BC, who are concerned that the legislative changes favour the financial interests of ICBC over protecting innocent injury victims. Additional issues of concern are the standard of review for…

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Woman burned in backyard fire pit explosion awarded $1.1M

July 3, 2018

Paul Bosco and Scott Stanley acted for a BC woman burned by flames from a fire pit who has been awarded $1.1 million in damages after she sued the hosts for negligence. CBC coverage of the case. French edition of the CBC story.

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Bill Dick discusses social host liability with CBC in wake of costly West Vancouver house party

March 15, 2018

A West Vancouver incident where a teenage girl rented a home using her parents credit card and threw a party causing $20,000 worth of damage, serves as a warning to think about protecting yourself against liability for bodily injuries to guests, particularly in the age of the new shared economy…

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