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Court Finds Limiting Expert Reports Unconstitutional
On October 24, 2019, Chief Justice Hinkson released a decision striking down Rule 11-8 limiting the number of expert reports on motor vehicle actions. In brief, in Crowder v. British Columbia
7 Nov 2019
ESG – Revisited
In February of 2016 I wrote a blog entitled "Environmental, Social and Governance Issues – Dealing with them is good business". The premise of that blog, as was evident by the title, was that...
United States
5 Nov 2019
New Canadian Air Passenger Protection Regulations
On July 15, 2019, portions of Canada's new Air Passenger Protection Regulations (the "APPRs") came into effect (with the remainder to come into effect on December 15, 2019).
23 Oct 2019
Truchon v. Procureur Général Du Canada: Superior Court Of Quebec Finds Limiting Access To Medical Assistance In Dying ("Maid") To End Of Life Unconstitutional
In the recent decision of Truchon c. Procureur général du Canada, 2019 QCCS 3792 ("Truchon"), the Superior Court of Quebec considered the constitutionality...
21 Oct 2019
What Constitutes A Material Change In Risk? A Review Of Two Recent BC Supreme Court Decisions
Two recent BC Supreme Court decisions address the issue of when an insurer may be entitled to void an insurance policy due to the insured failing to disclose a "material change in risk".
8 Oct 2019
Beware Of The Cluttered Inbox: Passenger's Claim For A Missed Connection Fails After Ignoring An Email From The Airline
On August 23, 2017, Mr. Hauer booked an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu. The flight was scheduled to depart Los Angeles on March 27, 2019 at 1:50 p.m.
United States
18 Sep 2019
BC Court Of Appeal Addresses Pollution Exclusions And Special Costs In Coverage Actions
In West Van Holdings Ltd. v. Economical Mutual Insurance Co., 2019 BCCA 110, a dry cleaning company was sued by owners of adjacent properties who alleged that dry-cleaning products had migrated to their respective properties ...
4 Sep 2019
Playing By The Rules: Legal Considerations Concerning Promotional Contests In Canada
Contests (i.e. a game of skill, chance, or mixed skill and chance) are useful marketing tools that individuals and organizations often employ to promote their goods, services, or other commercial interests.
4 Sep 2019
‘Til Death Do You Part: Who Counts As Your "Spouse" When You Die?
When a person dies without a will, the BC Wills, Estates and Succession Act sets out the default scheme of who stands to inherit the deceased person's estate, in what order of priority and to what extent.
4 Sep 2019
Accessible Air Travel: New Regulations Coming Into Force In 2020
On June 25, 2019, the New Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations (the "Regulations") were published in the Canada Gazette Part II.
4 Sep 2019
CRT 101: Processes And Procedures For British Columbia's Civil Resolution Tribunal
The Civil Resolution Tribunal ("CRT") is an online dispute resolution process for certain legal disputes in British Columbia
5 Aug 2019
Dollars And Sense: A Strata Council's Guide To Fines
When it comes to issuing fines in a BC strata corporation, not every fine is …well…fine.
31 Jul 2019
Proposed Amendments To The Societies Act
The Societies Act (the "Act") came into force on November 28, 2016. BC societies had until November 2018 to transition under this new Act.
24 Jul 2019
New Open Work Permits For Vulnerable Workers – What Employers Need To Know
In general, temporary foreign workers in Canada on an employer-specific Work Permit are only authorized to work for the employer
16 Jul 2019
"Impenetrable (…) Gobbledegook": Knowing And Approving Of The Contents Of Your Will
The English case of Franks v. Sinclair & Ors serves as a not-so-friendly reminder of what can go wrong when lawyers draft wills that use complex legal language.
15 Jul 2019
Everyday Heroes: Appointing A Guardian For Your Minor Children
Guardians" are more than space heroes that save the galaxy: they save your minor children from becoming wards of the government. In the estate planning context, a guardian is the person you appoint to make day-to-day...
9 Jul 2019
New Canadian Cannabis Regulations For Second Wave Of Cannabis Products
Health Canada has released the amendments to the Cannabis Regulations to control the legal production
4 Jul 2019
One Toke Over the Line: Introducing Bylaws Regarding Cannabis Use in Your Strata Corporation
The recent legalization of cannabis in Canada has ignited a debate across British Columbia strata corporations with respect to allowing or disallowing cannabis cultivation and/or smoking
25 Jun 2019
Changes To BC Employment And Labour Legislation Now In Force
On May 30, 2019, the Provincial Government was able to hold a vote and pass into law the changes to the Employment Standards Act
18 Jun 2019
Special Costs Not Necessarily Recoverable When Court Finds A Duty To Defend
In West Van Holding Ltd. v. Economical Mutual Insurance Company, 2019 BCCA 110, the Court of Appeal clarified the factors relevant to assessing costs when an insured succeeds in an action
17 Jun 2019
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