Witnesses Testify at Trial By Video Conference

Witnesses may testify in court proceedings by video conference. Disinherited.com recently had clients living in Australia who had an estate dispute here in British Columbia. When it came time for the opposing counsel to ask the plaintiff’s pretrial questions under oath, such as in a… Read more

Six Year Limitation For Debt

Six Year Limitation For Debt Starts With the Acknowledgement of the Debt In Gabriel Estate v Ward 2011 Carswell BC 1042, the court dealt with the issue as to when the statutory limitation of 6 years for the collection of a debt commenced to run…. Read more

The Importance of Credibility

The Importance of Credibility Credibility is simply that quality in a witness which renders his or her evidence worthy of belief. One of the most important jobs that I judge has is which witness’s testimony is to believed, and which testimony is to be discounted…. Read more

BC Power of Attorney Act Sets Out the Duties and Powers of an Attorney For First Time

The provisions of the BC Power of Attorney act effective September 1, 2011, are a big improvement over the previous legislation, particularly in that the duties and powers of the attorney are clearly set out in sections 19 and 20 of the act. S. 19-… Read more

Video Evidence Allowed

Video evidence was allowed on appeal in Houston v Kline , 2011 BCCA 258 The respondent sued for damages arising out of a car accident.

Double Court Costs Awarded to Winning Party In Hamilton v. Jacinto

Double Court Costs Awarded to Winning Party In our previous blog re Hamilton Estate v. Jacinto, the trial judge dismissed the plaintiffs action against the defendant. The plaintiffs had sought to recover a residential property that had been purchased in joint tenancy between their father,… Read more