Author: Darcy Whittaker

Darcy is a Litigation lawyer with Pushor Mitchell LLP who serves clients with a variety of civil litigation needs, including Commercial, Construction, Insurance, and Real Estate claims, as well as…

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During a wildfire, the government authorizes wildfire personnel to do certain things on private property to fight the fire and prevent further spread of the fire.
Every wildfire season, stories circulate about individuals who ignore evacuation orders and remain at their property. The Emergency Program Act gives the authority to the provincial and local governments to issue evacuation orders during a state of emergency.
If your vehicle, home, or business was damaged as a result of wildfire, your first point of contact should be your insurance provider. If you need to speak to a lawyer, Pushor Mitchell has a Wildfire Litigation team.
Privacy rights are not a new concept in law, though they are quickly becoming an area of increasing importance, with one extreme examples of this is the non-consensual disclosure of intimate images.
Despite the realtor owing the defendants a fiduciary duty after executing the contracts, the Supreme Court of British Columbia found that no such duty exists in regard to the negotiation of the contracts themselves.
If you are trying to prove fault or liability of another party, you are going to need more than an apology. But, if you are feeling the need, don’t let the specter of a legal claim prevent you from saying “I’m sorry”.

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