Meeting: November 27th, 2014

DATE: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2014

TIME: 6 PM NO-HOST BAR / 7 PM Dinner

PLACE: SHAUGHNESSY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
4300 Southwest Marine Drive
Vancouver

COST: $65 Members / $80 Non-Members
PAYMENT IN ADVANCE ONLY, WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT PAYMENT AT THE DOOR FOR THIS MEETING.

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE LAW REGARDING THE ADMISSIBILITY OF EXPERT REPORTS

Guest Speaker – The Honourable Mr. Justice Abrioux

The Honourable Mr. Justice Patrice Abrioux was appointed to the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Vancouver on September 30, 2011. Prior to his appointment, he was a partner with the firm of Quinlan Abrioux in Vancouver where his practice focused on general litigation including personal injury, negligence claims, insurance, commercial and real estate matters.

In June of this year in a case called Maras v. Seemore Entertainment Ltd., Mr. Justice Abrioux ruled that a number of reports in which the experts were asked to review voluminous material were inadmissible. He disapproved of the fairly common practice where an expert provides a detailed summary of the interview that occurred with the plaintiff and commentary on documents provided to him or her. Mr. Justice Abrioux has agreed to discuss the role of experts and what an expert should or should not include in his/her report.

CO-ORDINATOR – MICHAEL THOMAS

Please forward your cheque payable to “The Medical Legal Society of B.C.” before November 24, 2014 to:
Ms. Carol Gielens
Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP
900 – 900 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC
V6Z 2M4