2016 April Newsletter
The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, ICBC, is one of the largest litigants in the province of BC. They are one of the most common defendants in the court room, if not in name then in their position under our auto insurance contracts which requires them to defend their insured’s when a personal injury claim is brought against them. They are often frequently a defendant in litigation by virtue of the provision of their insurance contracts, either due to an alleged failure to provide the insurance benefits that they are required to provide under those contracts or due to their stepping into litigation involved uninsured or under insured motorists. They are often frequently a plaintiff in law suits, most often with allegations of fraud. Due to this, they are seen as one of the largest stakeholders or consumers of legal services in the province. But should that position entitle them to have special say in how the court handles matters?