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Last Updated May 3, 2022

May 3 - BC Court Decides CERB Payments Should Count Against Damages for Wrongful Dismissal by Martin Smith and Tess Doane of McCague Borlack LLP

May 2 - Quebec Liability Insurance Duty to Defend Update by Nick Krnjevic of Robinson Sheppard Shapiro

April 28 - Minimum Maintenance Standards and Municipal Sidewalks - Case Study: Cromarty v. Waterloo (City) by Van Krkachovski & Conner Sipa of McCague Borlack LLP

April 25 - Cooling Off: Proposed BC Real Estate Buyer Protection by Amy Peck, Whitelaw Twining

April 25 - Passing the Buck: Payment of Productions in Personal Injury Litigation - Case Comment: Endale v. Parker by Garett Harper and Conner Sipa of McCague Borlack LLP 

April 22 - Application of Res Judicata to a Second Lawsuit for Abuse of Proceedings by Alice Bourgault-Roy of Robinson Sheppard Shapiro 

April 21 - In PetroFrontier, Alberta Court of Appeal Advises on Protecting Solicitor-client Privilege When Pleading by Ashley Cosgrove, of Brownlee LLP

April 18 - Not-for-profits ~ BEWARE: Federal privacy laws can apply to not-for-profit corporations by Theresa Hartley and Paul Jacoby of McCague Borlack LLP

April 14 - New Pyke Decision May Create Uncertainty for Municipal Statutory Defences by Drew Wilson, Brownlee Law

April 14 - ALERT: Federal Government’s Continued Commitment to Establishing a Canada Water Agency by C. Richard Jones, Brownlee Law

April 7 - Recliner Seats Are a Comfort Not a Hidden Hazard: Trip and Fall Case in Theatre Summarily Dismissed by Nabeel & Mark Hein, Brownlee Law

April 1 - Financial Planner and Advisor Titles: A New Framework is Announced by Howard Borlack and Kritika Seth of McCague Borlack LLP

April 1 - Defendants are not liable for ‘freak accident’ - Delfs v Stricker, 2022 BCSC 373 by Olivia Rees of Brownlee LLP

April 1 - 'Unparalleled Production' and Lessons for U.S. Litigants Seeking to Compel Discovery of Third-Parties in Ontario - Case Study: Activa TV Inc. v Matvil Corp by Howard Borlack and Conner Sipa of McCague Borlack LLP

March 30 - Dispensing with dispensaries: Pot shops on every corner By Eric Turkienicz and Paul Jacoby of McCague Borlack LLP

March 24 - The Difficulties of Relying on the Minimum Maintenance Standards - Case Study: Lloyd v Bush By Van Krkachovski and Tess Doane of McCague Borlack LLP

March 10 - Good Faith, or Preying on Bad Faith? Considerations for Discretionary Clauses by Jesse Stanich, Brownlee LLP

March 1 - You Oughta Know: Recent Court of Appeal Case Reinforces Limitation Period Trigger by Leilani Karr, Brownlee LLP

February 11 - Striking a Jury Notice – Not so fast! by Eric Boate of McCague Borlack LLP

February 7 - No Escape from a Policy Breach Even Years Later Case Study: Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia v. Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance By Jessica Grant and Ashna Gakhar of McCague Borlack LLP

February 4, 2022 - Think Your Lawsuit is Worth Billions? Think Again by Nabeel Peermohamed of Brownlee LLP

February 3 - Improperly sued? Can you recover costs if the action is dismissed? Rule 23.05 - By Alan Drime, McCague Borlack LLP 

December 7 - Admissibility of SPECT Scans as Evidence - Case Study: Meade v. Hussein, 2021 ONSC 7850 By Alan Drimer, McCague Borlack LLP 

December 3 - SCC Refuses to Fault Insurer for Gaps in Investigation by Andrew Bitz, Brownlee Law

November 9 - HBC Trademark Troubles: A review of the Zellers trademark dispute between HBC and a Quebec retail family by Mila Falkenstein and Adam Ostermeier, McCague Borlack LLP 

November 2 - IBC surveyed insurance companies to find out which lawyers and law firms are setting the standard in the Canadian market. McCague Borlack LLP and Howard Borlack individually made the 5-Star list!  

November 2 - In Nelson V Marchi, Supreme Court Clarifies the Core-Policy Defence for Municipalities by Drew Wilson, Brownlee Law

October 26 - Revisiting Governmental Immunity in Negligence Claims - Case Study: Nelson (City of) v. Marchi by Alan Drimer, McCague Borlack LLP 

October 15 - CLC appoints Sanja Kraljevic as Executive Director - read her goals & visions. Sanja is counsel at CLC's BC affiliate firm, where she will continue to practice part-time - read Sanja's full profile on the WT site.

Oct 6 - Vaccination or Rapid Test Workplace Policies Gaining Momentum and Validity as 4th Wave Workplace and Community Issues Escalate by Colin Fetter, Brownlee LLP

Sept 28 - Amending to Add Family Law Act Claims: Not So Fast! By Eric Boate, McCague Borlack LLP  

Sept 20 - The Pendulum Swings towards Employer-Driven Mandatory Vaccination Policies By Martin Smith and Paul Jacoby, McCague Borlack LLP 

July 15 - You got hacked: Limits on liability - A Case Study of Owsianik v. Equifax Canada Co, and Intrusion of Seclusion by Howard Borlack and Anita Zamani, McCague Borlack LLP 

July 8 - Enforceability of Waivers: An Update - Case Study: Arksey v. Sky Zone by Alan Drimer, McCague Borlack LLP 

July 6 - Punitive Damages v Employee Contributory Negligence - Case Comment: Eynon v. Simplicity Air by Howard Borlack & Dominique Mesina, McCague Borlack LLP  

June 23 - Open Court Principle Prevails - Case Study: Sherman Estate v Donovan by Howard Borlack and Winona Fitch, McCague Borlack LLP 

June 17 - Arbitrations and Receiverships: Do they need to be legally distant? - Case Study: Petrowest Corporation v. Peace River Hydro Partner by Howard Borlack and Anita Zamani, McCague Borlack LLP  

June 16 - Unrealistic Coverage: Insurer tripped up by loose policy language - Case Study: Surespan Structures Ltd. v Lloyds Underwriters by Hillel David and Howard Borlack, McCague Borlack LLP 

June 16 - The perils of failing to close a purchase and sale agreement - Case Study: Joo v. Tran by Howard Borlack, McCague Borlack LLP