Week Six: The Defence of Personal Injury Claims

  • Surveillance, social media, and investigation of plaintiffs – Big Brother is watching!
  • Credibility – Foster v. Kindlan and Pineau, 2012 BCSC 681 and Sevinski v. Vance, 2011 BCSC 892.
  • Failure to mitigate – Janiak v. Ippolito, [1985] 1 S.C.R. 146Maslen v. Rubenstein (1993), 83 B.C.L.R. (2d) 131 (C.A.); Rozendall v. Landingin, 2013 BCSC
  • Defence of personal injury claims – a defence lawyer’s perspective: Murray A, “Insurance Defence: Practical Considerations and Preparation for Change”.
  • Psychology of persuasion: polarizing the case to rebut the defence attack on credibility – Foster v. Kindlan and Pineau, 2012 BCSC 681
  • Waivers: Loychuk v. Cougar Mountain Adventures Ltd. 2011 BCSC 193, affirmed 2012 BCCA 122, leave to appeal to refused [2012] S.C.C.A. No. 225
  • Section 10 Workers’ Compensation Act Defence – Dhaliwal v. City of Richmond (WCAT) / (A1600870 (Re), 2017 CanLII 53435 (BC WCAT))
  • Limitation Periods – Bell v. Wigmore, 2017 BCCA 82
  • Inevitable Accidents – Tran v. Edbrooke, 2013 BCSC 1802