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Collette Parsons Harris News: October 2014

Defendant Bus Company Granted Leave to Withdraw Admissions of Liability and Negligence

Earlier this week, in the case of Finch v. Anderson, 2014BCSC 2008, reasons for judgment were released in an application to withdraw the defendants’ earlier admissions of negligence and liability. The collision occurred when a bus…

BC Supreme Court Clarifies Entitlement to “Revival” of Part 7 Disability Benefits

In the case of Symons v. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2014 BCSC 1883, a summary trial application, the Court considered the “revival” of ICBC disability benefits following the Plaintiff’s attempt to return to work. In…

Plaintiff Awarded $3.1M For Nightclub Assault After Defendants Snub Settlement Offer of $1.4M

The case of Maras v. Seemore Entertainment Ltd., 2013 BCSC 1842, involved a Plaintiff who was assaulted outside a Downtown Vancouver nightclub. Liability for the incident was shared by the corporate Defendant, which owned the nightclub,…