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We are experienced trial lawyers with a proven track record of success.

A selection of personal injury, class action lawsuits and insurance cases* where our lawyers have successfully helped clients are listed below.

*Disclaimer: The outcome of every legal proceeding will vary according to the facts and unique circumstances in each individual case. References to successful case results where the lawyers at Murphy Battista LLP have acted for clients are not necessarily a guarantee or indicative of future results.


Scott Stanley and outside counsel successfully appealed a decision that denied certification of a class action on behalf of ICBC Ratepayers who allege that they were charged an illegal tax which caused their insurance rates to be increased unnecessarily. The appeal reversed the decision of the lower court. The legal team also successfully defended ICBC’s appeal of the decision that certified a class action 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.

Read the full reasons for judgment: Rorison v. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, 2023 BCCA 474.

You can learn more about the class action on behalf of ICBC Ratepayers and Accident Victims here: ICBC MSP Class Action.

J. Scott Stanley and Elizabeth Emery successfully argued that the defendant was required to make a sizeable contribution towards the costs of purchasing an adaptive home for the plaintiff. The plaintiff sustained a spinal cord injury and was no longer able to live where she did before her accident. This decision clarified the law and confirmed that the cost of purchasing a home is a proper expense. The plaintiff was awarded $493,000 for the home, bringing her total award up to $5,962,670.36.

A team of lawyers at Murphy Battista LLP, led by Scott Stanley and John Cameron along with a team from Slater Vecchio LLP were successful in obtaining an order for certification of a class action against the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) on behalf of patients who received procedures at BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre (BCWH) during 2020 and 2021. The certification order allows the Plaintiff to pursue the following common issues: violation of privacy, vicarious liability, and punitive damages.

The class action arises from the alleged involvement of Brigitte Cleroux, an individual believed to be an unlicensed nurse, in the provision of nursing care to approximately 1,150 patients who attended for gynecological surgical procedures during the specified period.

PHSA sent out letters to all of those in BC that were treated by Cleroux. If people believe they are included in this action, they are encouraged to reach out to Murphy Battista LLP or Slater Vecchio LLP about their experience.

Read the Reasons for Judgement on Certification Application in Massie v. Provincial Health Services Authority, 2023 BCSC 1275.

More information about the class action and contact information can be found here: Cleroux (Provincial Health Services Authority) Class Action.

Angela Bespflug and Caitlin Ohama-Darcus were successful in obtaining an order for certification in this class action against Canada on behalf of veterans and members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and their spouses, common law partners, dependents, survivors and orphans alleging the improper claw back of disability pension benefits under the Pension Act.
Read the full reasons for judgment: Hirschfield v. His Majesty the King, 2023 FC 900.
For more information about this class action please visit:  Disability Pension Claw Back Class Action

Angela Bespflug, Janelle O’Connor and Caitlin Ohama-Darcus, along with lawyers from Cooper Regel, were successful in obtaining an order for certification in this class action against Canada on behalf of Indigenous persons who allege that, at any time between May 14, 1953 and the present, they were physically or sexually assaulted by members of the RCMP during arrest, detainment, or while being held in custody, and who were alive as of July 20, 2018.

Read the full reasons for judgment: Meguinis-Martin v. His Majesty the King, 2023 FC 771.

For more information about this class action please visit:  RCMP Indigenous Racism and Assault Class Action.

Keri Grenier and Bill Dick, K.C. represented the Plaintiff, who was injured in a motor vehicle accident and was seeking damages for pain and suffering, future loss of income earning capacity, cost of future care, loss of housekeeping capacity, interest, and special damages from a motor vehicle accident. The Plaintiff was a red seal mechanic and owned a gas station business. He was rear-ended and sustained significant injuries including chronic neck and shoulder pain, chronic headaches, mid and low back pain, as well as psychological injury that had a severe impact on his life. After reviewing the evidence, including expert testimony, the court awarded total damages of $869,929.76.

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