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Collette Parsons Harris News: November 2014

Exacerbation of Pre-Existing Degenerative Neck Changes Garner $75,000 Award for Damages

In McCartney v. McArthur, 2014BCSC 2164, the plaintiff had suffered of pre-existing pain symptoms, with flares of stiffness and limited range of motion at times. His car was rear-ended while stopped in traffic, pushing him into…

Interest Expenses Not Recoverable as Disbursements Following Litigation

This week, the Court of Appeal for British Columbia released reasons regarding an appeal from an order from the BC Supreme Court, which concerned whether or not out-of-pocket interest payments incurred to finance disbursements are recoverable…

Payments by Joint Tortfeasors Are Deductible From Vicarious Liability Obligations of Lessors

Last week, the Court of Appeal for British Columbia released reasons in the case of Stroszyn v. Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company Limited, 2014 BCCA431. The case involved a plaintiff, Edward Stroszyn, who had suffered injuries as…