Publications

British Columbia Court of Appeal Clarifies Limits on Right of Subrogation

By: Sabdeep Sidhu

Often times, before an injured plaintiff settles a claim with a defendant, or receives a court...

RBS Wins Landmark Decision: Government Liable for Trademark Infringement

By: Jessie Skinnider

In a landmark case involving multiple levels of appeal, RBS successfully represented a Vancouver-based energy consulting...

Private Business Transitions: Part 1: Family

By: David W. Harvey

Recently, RBS lawyers Silvana M. Facchin and David W. Harvey were part of a...

RBS Business Lawyers Author Third Edition of Make Your Move

The business lawyers at Richards Buell Sutton LLP have authored the third edition of the firm’s “Make Your Move”...

Court of Appeal Confirms Replacement Cost Available Without Rebuild

By: Ryan A. Shaw

In most contexts, insureds will only be entitled to replacement cost value (“RCV”) under a...

Buying or Selling a Business in British Columbia? Make Your Move.

By: Doug Cottier

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business suggested in late 2018 that “[d]uring the next decade, 72%...

Using the Wrong Policy Wording to Deny Coverage Does Not Extend the Limitation Period

By: RBS

A recent ruling from the Alberta Queen’s Bench confirmed a lower court’s decision that an inadvertent mistake by...

Insurance Act Appraisals – A Court’s Guide on Mechanics

By: Ola N. Stoklosa

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently examined the interaction of various provisions in the...

Upcoming Changes to Trust Filing Requirements

By: Alexander Pedlow 

Are you the trustee of an express trust? Be prepared for significant changes to your CRA...

Statutory Condition 1 – The Truth, the Half-Truth and the Outright Lie: Why questions insurers ask are as important as answers insureds provide

By: Jessie Skinnider

Pursuant to Statutory Condition 1, a misrepresentation made at the time of an application for insurance...

COVID-19 and Commercial Landlords: What Can You Tell Tenants?

By: RBS

COVID-19 has required all of us to navigate new situations, with little guidance from the past. One particular...

A How-To Guide for Restaurants and Small Businesses: How to Do Contact Tracing and Other COVID Precautions Without Breaching Privacy Laws

By: RBS

With the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants and other small businesses are facing a number of new requirements for contact...