Chris Hart acted as co-counsel for the Defendants, Audrey Christine Mehmal and the Estate of Walter Mehmal, in a trial commenced by Mr. Walter Mehmal’s brother, John Marshal Mehmal, who alleged that a trust existed with respect to the family ranch, where the beneficiaries were the Mehmal siblings. The Supreme Court accepted the Defendants’ arguments and found that a trust was never created, dismissing Mr. John Mehmal’s claim.
Chris Hart acted as co-counsel for the Plaintiff, Philip Sommerville, in a trial against ICBC with respect to Mr. Sommerville’s injuries. Mr. Sommerville was awarded $135,000.00 for non-pecuniary damages (ICBC had argued for less than $60,000), $64,584 for costs of future care (ICBC had argued for a minimal award), and damages for other amounts, totaling $236,293.19.
A young lady in her early 20s suffered debilitating back and neck injuries, along with psychological problems as a result of a motor vehicle collision on a rural secondary road near Armstrong, BC. Liability was admitted for the collision after Michael Yawney QC and his team investigated the collision. Mr. Yawney was able to resolve the claim prior to trial for $590,000.00 including costs.