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Our lawyers lend their expertise and knowledge in the blog posts below. They will keep you up to date and informed on the latest news and information centered around legal matters close to home and across the country.

Elder Mediation – Who Gets The Ball Rolling And Why?

February 12, 2015 Elder Law is simply that area of law which focuses on issues that affect us as we age. These issues include Estate Planning, Planning for Incapacity, Representation Agreements, Powers of Attorney and elder care. You can visit our Elder Law website for detailed information on these topics at www.okanaganelderlaw.com. This article is about a process known as Elder Mediation.

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'I Was Really Hurt In That Accident' – 'This Video Shows Otherwise'

February 12, 2015 ICBC has come out with their top exaggerated and fraudulent claims of 2014. Suffice it to say, it is not wise to try and pull a fast one on ICBC especially when your story has absolutely no credence!

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Joint Tenancy Pt. 2 – Resulting Trusts

February 09, 2015 In a previous blog post, I wrote about the pros and cons involved with owning assets in joint tenancy. One of the highlighted reasons for owning property in joint tenancy was for estate planning purposes in order to ensure that the property passed immediately to the surviving owner.

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Used Vehicles And The Sale Of Goods Act

December 17, 2014 I recently had the opportunity to defend a car dealership in an action where the plaintiff was claiming that they had effectively sold him a lemon because components of the heating and air conditioning system ('HVAC') were not working properly. The plaintiff's claim was that his vehicle was not fit for the purpose for which it was intended under the Sale of Goods Act (the 'Act').

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Intrusion Upon Seclusion

December 13, 2014 In 2012 the Ontario court of Appeal recognized a new privacy tort: intrusion upon seclusion. That decision may have opened the floodgates with the Ontario Court now certifying a class action against the Bank of Nova Scotia for claims relating to various breaches of privacy by a bank employee.

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Congratulations To Karley Scott

December 07, 2014 We wish to extend our congratulations to Karley Scott on being called to the Bar of British Columbia and welcome her to our firm as an Associate. Congratulations Karley!

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Waivers In Sport, Recreation, And Adventure Tourism

November 04, 2014 It is an annual tradition for my family to go to the mall in the fall and purchase our annual season ski passes. We get our pictures taken (and I have kept our passes for every year - they show the children growing up and, unfortunately, my wife and I getting old), and I sign a waiver.

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Wrongful Employment

October 15, 2014 I was recently asked - is there such a thing as wrongful employment? There are such things as wrongful termination, illegal hiring practices, and criminal occupations but what about wrongful employment?

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Neighbourhood, Kids, And A Bad Accident

September 12, 2014 I recently had the opportunity to run a liability only trial where a six year old boy emerged from his driveway in a residential neighbourhood and was struck by a van almost immediately upon entering the roadway.

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