Author: Monika Brooke

Defamatory Sexual Assault Accusation

Re: Vanderkooy v Vanderkooy & Vanderkooy, 2013 ONSC 4796 (Ont SCJ) Two sisters, Patricia and Sarah Vanderkooy, were ordered to pay $125,000.00 damages to their Uncle Jack for libel for falsely alleging sexually abuse. The decision came down to balancing (1) the a person’s right not to be defamed against (2) a plaintiff’s right to seek damages without fear […]
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May B.C. Take Five Newsletter

  Top BCCA Case Summaries with Counsel Comments Please click here for the May issue of BC Take Five, summarizing what they have selected as the five most interesting cases from the British Columbia Court of Appeal in April. This Month’s Cases: Human Rights; Employment; Derogatory Statements; “Condition of Employment” ~ With Counsel Comments Family […]
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April B.C. Take Five Newsletter

  Top BCCA Case Summaries with Counsel Comments Please click here for the April issue of BC Take Five, summarizing what they have selected as the five most interesting cases from the British Columbia Court of Appeal in March. This Month’s Cases: Family Law; Separation Agreement; Enforceability; Repudiation Property Law; Squatter’s Rights; Adverse Possession Employment […]
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Mediation Guidelines

Mediation as a way for people to resolve conflict informally, in a private setting, and without the usual animosity (and bitter after-taste) associated with going to court. A Mediator is a ‘neutral’ person in the process (impartial, with no stake in the outcome) who is specially-trained to help people resolve conflict by facilitating communications between […]
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February B.C. Take Five Newsletter

Top BCCA Case Summaries with Counsel Comments Please click here for the February issue of BC Take Five, summarizing what they have selected as the five most interesting cases from the British Columbia Court of Appeal in January. This Month’s Cases: Legal Profession Act; Review of Lawyers’ Accounts; Limitation Period; Champerty Contracts; Fraudulent Misrepresentation; Fresh […]
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Pension Plan Survivor Benefits

Know Your Options Pension plan members can choose between different options for survivor benefits. In BC, a plan member with a spouse must take a pension that pays a survivor benefit to the spouse if the member dies first (unless the spouse gives up that right by signing a prescribed form). After a separation, a […]
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