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RHE’s legal team discuss our cases, timely issues, and actions you can take to make your voice heard. Whether you’re concerned about insurance reform, are dealing with an injury, or wish to be informed about your responsibilities as a property owner or pet owner, you’ll find insight here.

06/06/2016
ICBC Benefits Can ‘Revive’ After 104 Week Period
06/06/2016

ICBC Benefits Can ‘Revive’ After 104 Week Period

A recent ruling in British Columbia’s highest court has changed the law regarding the transition between short-term and long-term ICBC disability benefits.

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05/20/2016
Woman with Fourteen Distracted Driving Tickets Still on the Road
05/20/2016

Woman with Fourteen Distracted Driving Tickets Still on the Road

In March 2016, a Lower-Mainland driver was issued her fourteenth ticket for distracted driving after she almost collided with an RCMP officer in Richmond. The driver has been driving on British Columbia roads for a significant period of time.

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05/12/2016
Designated Driver Wins 10-year Long Court Battle
05/12/2016

Designated Driver Wins 10-year Long Court Battle

In 2006, Marnetta Felix and her boyfriend, Kevin Hearne, were involved in a serious car accident. The accident occurred because Hearne, who was intoxicated at the time, grabbed the wheel of Felix’s car while she was driving and drove them off of the road.

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05/10/2016
ICBC Recently Found Guilty for Malicious Prosecution
05/10/2016

ICBC Recently Found Guilty for Malicious Prosecution

A recent decision handed down by the British Columbia Supreme Court (Arsenovski v. Bodin, 2016 BCSC 359) has ordered ICBC to pay $350,000.00 in punitive damages for the malicious prosecution of a refugee.

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05/06/2016
Distracted Driving the Second Leading Cause of Car Crash Fatalities
05/06/2016

Distracted Driving the Second Leading Cause of Car Crash Fatalities

A recent study in British Columbia shows that distracted driving using technology (including calling, texting, reading, or using social media) is responsible for one in four deaths from motor vehicle accidents, making distracted driving the second leading cause of car crash fatalities in British Columbia.

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01/08/2016
New Partner and New Associate Counsel for JMR
01/08/2016

New Partner and New Associate Counsel for JMR

New for 2016, JMR is pleased to announce that Michael Elliott is now a Partner of the firm. Michael joined the firm in 2010 and has had much success at all levels of court in British Columbia. Michael continues the firm’s tradition of excellence in advocacy.

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09/30/2015
John Rice Quoted in Recovery Personal Injury Magazine About Infant Litigants
09/30/2015

John Rice Quoted in Recovery Personal Injury Magazine About Infant Litigants

The article by Christopher Guly, entitled Minor Considerations, Major Concerns addresses the many challenges of representing infant litigants. In addition to the child’s participation in the court proceedings, assessing damages is a particularly lengthy and complex process.

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06/03/2015
JMR is Proud to Support the Odd Squad Productions Society
06/03/2015

JMR is Proud to Support the Odd Squad Productions Society

We recognize the important work that this organization is doing to educate at-risk youth in our community. The proceeds raised from this event will fund OSP’s operations and help to support and expand educational programs.

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05/11/2015
A Reminder About Social Media and Personal Injury Claims
05/11/2015

A Reminder About Social Media and Personal Injury Claims

Sarah Tambosso’s Facebook posts showed her engaging in a variety of activities and social events while her evidence at trial presented a picture of a very different individual with a family, work and social life that was very limited. The court found Ms. Tambosso’s evidence unreliable and she was awarded a very modest amount.

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04/10/2015
Lawyers Weekly Features John Rice for Precedent-Setting Decision
04/10/2015

Lawyers Weekly Features John Rice for Precedent-Setting Decision

The April 10th issue of Lawyers Weekly included a featured article on a case being prosecuted by John Rice of JMR LLP and currently before the BC Court system. Here is the decision.

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