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Civil Procedure

Judge grants application by employer to re-open wrongful dismissal trial to adduce fresh evidence about mitigation

Jurisdiction: - British Columbia

In Graham v. Galaxie Signs Ltd., 2010 BCSC 1655, the judge granted an application by the defendant employer to re-open a wrongful dismissal trial to adduce fresh evidence about the plaintiff former employees mitigation efforts 'following the termination of his employment.

Background

The trial was held in October 2009 and continued in February 2010. The judge issued reasons for judgment on April 30, 2010.

The employer filed its application to re-open the trial on September 28, 2010. The formal order flowing from the reasons had not get been entered in the court by the parties.  read more »

British Columbia's new civil court rules in force effective today (July 1, 2010)

Topics: - Civil Procedure
Jurisdiction: - British Columbia

British Columbia's new civil court rules are in force effective today (July 1, 2010). I have already written about the new rules in an April 28, 2010 post that can be found here.

Some additional resources that address the changes the new rules will bring to the civil court system - including employment law cases in Supreme Court - are as follows:  read more »