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Class Actions in Canada
July 10, 2021
Class Action legislation differences across Canada
Each province in Canada has different legislation when it comes to class action proceedings. Even though it may seem that Canada has a unified legal system, there are major legislative differences across all provinces. For example, British Columbia and Quebec have favorable legislation due to the low certification threshold, advantageous legislation, no costs, and the…
People Coming Together
June 16, 2021
Why would a class action work for you?
Class action lawsuits are the way of the future. They provide judicial economy, judicial efficiency, and access to justice for all. How do they accomplish this? Class action lawsuits are brought by one individual that has been harmed, on behalf of every individual that was also affected. The goal of class action lawsuits is to…
April 10, 2018
Getting Personal with Nicole Kelly
Back in 2010, Nicole Kelly started with Slater Vecchio as an articled student. She was fresh out of law school and eager to be part of an environment that encouraged learning. Over the years there have been a handful of trials, numerous discoveries and mediations, a wedding, and two babies. Now eight years later, Nicole…
Chronic Pain after Car Crash
November 2, 2017
How to Live with Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is all too common after a serious injury. Whether caused by a car accident or a fall on a slippery surface, people who live with chronic pain suffer long after the cuts, bruises, and broken bones have healed. It can last for years or even a lifetime, but there are ways to live…
Car crashes BC
September 6, 2017
Crash Course for BC Drivers
In BC there is a car crash nearly every 2 minutes. It’s costly and can be devastating for some families. Just last year, ICBC paid out nearly $4 billion in injury and vehicle damage claims. And the year before, 300 people died on our roads. If you think things are getting worse, you’re right. ICBC…
December 19, 2016
Our Holiday Wish to You…
...the best of the season to you and your family! From all of us at Slater Vecchio.              
April 25, 2016
Drug Driving Suit
Ford has created a ‘Drug Driving Suit’ that simulates the effect of driving while under the influence of illegal drugs. The suit uses ankle weights, padding, goggles, and headphones to demonstrate the physical effect of driving after taking drugs such as cannabis, cocaine, heroin, MDMA or LSD. It simulates slowed reaction time, distorted vision, hand…
April 13, 2016
Distracted Driver Banned From Driving
A BC driver who received 14 distracted driving tickets in five years is now prohibited from driving in BC. The Richmond RCMP first encountered the driver in early March when she almost collided with a police car. The officer was surprised to find 12 previous distracted driving convictions.  The following week the same driver was…
April 5, 2016
Police Nab Distracted Drivers
Police officers are taking a bird’s eye view to catch you on your hand-held electronic devices. The West Vancouver Police and North Vancouver RCMP disguised themselves as city workers to spot drivers using their electronic devices. They issued 42 tickets in one day. “It’s not worth it to actually drive your vehicle and be distracted…