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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.

08/10/2016
Judge Slams ICBC for Withholding Surveillance Video as Evidence in JMR Client’s Civil Trial
08/10/2016

Judge Slams ICBC for Withholding Surveillance Video as Evidence in JMR Client’s Civil Trial

John Rice and Jon Harbut acted for Denise Norris who suffered disabling injuries after being involved in a vehicle accident in 2010. Central to the trial was hours of covert surveillance from 2013 and 2014 that was taken on behalf of ICBC and used to dispute medical evidence of Norris’s declining health.

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07/12/2016
JMR Client Involved in Motor Vehicle Collision Awarded Over $177,000
07/12/2016

JMR Client Involved in Motor Vehicle Collision Awarded Over $177,000

Michael Elliott and Cody Wagner acted for a 36-year-old lawyer who suffered injury to her back and neck, as well as headaches, as a result of a significant motor vehicle collision.

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06/15/2016
Offshore Rental Property Owners Found Liable for Electrical Burns Sustained by JMR’s Infant Client
06/15/2016

Offshore Rental Property Owners Found Liable for Electrical Burns Sustained by JMR’s Infant Client

A new decision from the British Columbia Supreme Court has found the offshore owners of a North Vancouver residential rental property and their local property manager liable for damages after a 10-month old infant was severely burned by putting a hazardous electrical extension cord that had been left in the suite behind a cabinet in her mouth during a game of hide and seek.

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06/13/2016
Bus Passenger Awarded Over $350,000.00 for Translink Accident
06/13/2016

Bus Passenger Awarded Over $350,000.00 for Translink Accident

In Tchir v. South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority, the Plaintiff was riding a Translink bus in North Vancouver and was thrown from her seat when the bus driver was forced to make an abrupt stop due to an unidentified dangerous driver.

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06/09/2016
Woman Involved in Six Different Motor Vehicle Accidents Succeeds at Trial
06/09/2016

Woman Involved in Six Different Motor Vehicle Accidents Succeeds at Trial

In Kallstrom v. Yip, the plaintiff, Ms. Kallstrom, was involved in six different motor vehicle accidents between 2001 and 2004.

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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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