Personal injury claimants need to mindful of the civil disclosure requirements over confidential documents when starting a lawsuit in British Columbia. However , the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia may well be provided with special treatment as explained in this, ICBC keeps documents from public case(Insurance Corporation of British Columbia v. Automotive Retailers Association,2013 BCSC 2062). The Records comprise communications between ICBC and the federal Commissioner of Competition.
The judge was of the view that, “a sealing order in this case is necessary and outweighs any deleterious effects, including the effect on the right to free expression and the public interest in open and accessible court proceedings…I am ordering that the Record be treated as confidential, sealed and not form part of the public record in this proceeding. There will be no disclosure of it to the ARA.” Issue: Should ICBC be given special protection by the Courts?
Posted by Personal Injury Lawyer Mr. Renn A. Holness, B.A. LL.B.
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