Litigation Brief

  • Beware: An email can extend the limitation period for a debt claim
    September 6, 2017
    Posted in  Litigation Brief
    Blog: A recent article on limitation periods found here set out the limitation periods applicable in British Columbia (two years for most types of claims, including debt, breach of contract and personal injury claims).  In British...
  • New British Columbia Franchise Act in force
    May 17, 2017
    Posted in  Litigation Brief
    Blog: British Columbia Franchise Act in force February 1, 2017. All franchise agreements and renewals or extensions in British Columbia, entered into on or after February 1, 2017, are subject to a new law, the...
  • What must an employee do after employment is terminated?
    February 5, 2015
    Posted in  Litigation Brief
    The law on an employee’s obligation to mitigate their damages after being dismissed from his or her employment is often misunderstood. In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of British Columbia provided a helpful reminder...
  • When can an employee be terminated without warning?
    December 9, 2014
    Posted in  Litigation Brief
    It is notoriously difficult to terminate an employee for just cause, absent the most egregious circumstances (e.g., theft), unless the employer has made it very clear that unless a change in the employee’s behaviour occurs,...