SMR obtains damages award of more than $1.2 million for firefighter

SMR lawyers David Eleff and Elizabeth Janzen were counsel for Mr. Michael Smith, a firefighter and father of two who suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident. He sustained a concussion, post-concussion syndrome, post-traumatic headaches, PTSD, and neck and back pain that had had become chronic by the time of trial. Expert opinion was that […]

SMR obtains judgment for national union following three day summary trial

Mike Shirreff and David Eleff were recently successful on a summary trial application for a national union client: Speckling v. CEP, 2023 BCSC 1446. The claim against the unions arose from events in the late 1990s at a pulp and paper mill in Powell River, British Columbia.  For the past 20+ years, the plaintiff and […]

Robin McFee, QC and Maya Ollek represented James Lightbody, the President and CEO of BC Lottery Corporation, before the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia

The Commission is tasked with examining the problem of money laundering in this province with a view to determining what public institutions have contributed to, or failed to adequately prevent, this problem.  Hearings concluded on October 19, 2021.  In his final report, currently expected on or before May 20, 2022, Commissioner Cullen will make recommendations […]

Lutheran Church – Canada, The Alberta – British Columbia District Investments Ltd.

CLASS PROCEEDINGS (BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALBERTA) Pursuant to the terms of the Amended Amended Plan of Compromise and Arrangement of the Lutheran Church – Canada, the Alberta-British Columbia District Investments Ltd. (“DIL”) dated January 11, 2016 and the DIL Subcommittee Order made on August 2, 2016 in the CCAA Proceedings, Sugden McFee & Roos LLP […]