Re: Courts plugged with ICBC cases

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 54 , No. 5 , June 2012 , Pages 228 Letters

Dr Richardson’s editorial would be alarming if it were true. Dr Richardson obviously has problems with personal injury lawyers, but this should not be an excuse to incorrectly quote statistics out of context. 

As a lawyer practising in this field for over 25 years, I would be very happy to ac­company Dr Richardson to any of the British Columbia court houses and show him firsthand how few cases involving ICBC actually go to court. On the contrary, it is the very threat of trial that results in 98% of these cases settling. To prohibit the right of any individual to challenge powerful corporations including ICBC in an independent court before a Justice sworn to be impartial should be the real concern and worth the price of any perceived delay, however inaccurate that perception may be.
—Michael Maryn, LLB
Port Moody

. Re: Courts plugged with ICBC cases. BCMJ, Vol. 54, No. 5, June, 2012, Page(s) 228 - Letters.



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