Richter Trial Lawyers | thegoodfirm has experience at all levels of court in British Columbia. Here are the published decisions we have acted on:
MAV v. EKM, 2016 BCSC 594 in which John Richter appeared on behalf of MAV in his application for increased parenting time with his three children. EKM filed a number of affidavits which were found by Master MacNaughton to be improper. MAV was awarded increased parenting time to allow him to spend a weekend day each week with the children.
Brown v. Terins, 2016 BCSC 42 in which John Richter and Kaila Dotten acted for Ms. Brown in her BC Supreme Court trial with respect to varying her late-husband’s will. In his will, Mr. Terins left nothing to Ms. Brown and everything to his daughters, including the home in which Ms. Brown lived with Mr. Terins. The will was varied such that Ms. Brown was entitled to remain in the home without payment of rent and that Ms. Brown is entitled to $500,000 from the residue of the estate.
Brown v. Terins, 2015 BCSC 775 in which John Richter acted for Ms. Brown in her BC Supreme Court application for a declaration that the Terins sisters waived privilege over their deceased father’s lawyer’s will file. Ms. Brown’s application was dismissed.
Wood v. Davis, 2014 BCSC 1513 in which John Richter and Kaila Dotten acted for Ms. Wood in her BC Supreme Court family law trial. Ms. Wood sought an order based on unjust enrichment that Mr. Davis held part of his home in trust for her. Ms. Wood’s claim was dismissed on the basis that Mr. Davis contributions to Ms. Wood’s property were a set off.
Dawes v. Anderson, 2013 BCSC 626 in which John Richter and Kaila Dotten acted for Dr. and Mrs. Dawes in their BC Supreme Court trial. Dr. and Mrs. Dawes applied for an order that Mr. and Mrs. Anderson pay them $100,000 in accordance with a settlement agreement which they reached with respect to a failed real estate transaction. In Dawes v. Anderson, 2013 BCSC 1171, the court awarded Dr. and Mrs. Dawes $11,000 in costs.
Abraham v. Coblenz Holdings Ltd., 2013 BCCA 512 in which John Richter and Kaila Dotten acted for Coblenz Holdings Ltd. in the BC Court of Appeal. Coblenz appealed the decision of Madame Justice Loo in the BC Supreme Court on the basis that Coblenz repudiated a tenancy agreement by imposing restrictions on the intended business of the tenants. Coblenz’s appeal was dismissed.
In Tough v. Tomic, 2013 BCSC 1089 the terms of Madam Justice Russell’s earlier order were settled. In Tomic v. Tough, 2013 BCCA 255 in which John Richter and Kaila Dotten acted for the appellant Ms. Tough in the BC Court of Appeal, Ms. Tough appealed the lower court’s decision ordering the sale of her home on the basis that it was brought incorrectly by petition. Ms. Tough’s appeal was dismissed. In Tomic v. Tough, 2013 BCCA 212, John Richter acted for the appellant Ms. Tough in the BC Court of Appeal in her application for leave to appeal the lower court’s decision ordering the sale of her home. It was unclear whether Ms. Tough was required to obtain leave to appeal because the lower court’s decision addressed a number of issues, some which required leave and some which did not. Ms. Tough’s application for leave was dismissed as not being required.
G. Wilson Construction Co. Ltd. v. Westeinde, 2012 BCSC 1356 in which John Richter acted for G. Wilson Construction Co. in its BC Supreme Court application regarding a release signed at a settlement.
Peragine v. Serena, 2012 BCSC 1218 in which John Richter acted for Ms. Peragine in her BC Supreme Court personal injury trial. Ms. Peragine sought damages for a motor vehicle accident in which she was injured and was awarded $41,000+ in damages.
Garm v. Straker, 2011 BCSC 1104 in which John Richter acted for the defendant Mr. Straker in his BC Supreme Court in a family law case application by Ms. Garm for child support, including special expenses for horseback riding, and appointment of a parenting coordinator. It was ordered that Ms. Garm ought to pay special expenses instead of child support and a parenting coordinator was appointed.
Levi-Bandel v. McKeen, 2011 BCSC 247 in which John Richter acted for Ms. Levi-Bandel in her BC Supreme Court application. Ms. Levi-Bandel applied to remove her co-executrix as executrix and trustee, which was successful.
Steede-Mechler v. Mechler, 2010 BCSC 720 in which John Richter acted for Ms. Steede-Mechler responding to a BC Supreme Court application. Mr. Mechler applied to vary a consent order with respect to spousal support on the basis that there was a material change in circumstances when he suffered a stroke. The court found that his application was premature and spousal support was not reduced but that he could re-apply for a review in the future.
McBride v. Voth, 2010 BCSC 443 in which John Richter acted for Ms. McBride in a wills variation trial. Ms. McBride defended a wills variation claim brought by her siblings. Their mother’s will provided that Ms. McBride was entitled to remain in their mother’s home indefinitely. The will was ordered to be varied to provide that Ms. McBride could stay in the home for 3 years after which the home must be listed for sale and the proceeds divided 45% to Ms. McBride and the remainder to her siblings.
Stead v. Brown, 2010 BCSC 312 in which John Richter acted for Ms. Stead responding to a BC Supreme Court application with respect to her motor vehicle accident. Mr. Brown, through ICBC, brought an application requiring that Ms. Stead consent to production of a number of documents including doctor’s records, hospital records and physiotherapists. The court found that it cannot be ordered to execute authorizations for releases of those records.
Elder v. McMullen, 2009 BCSC 274 in which John Richter acted for Ms. Elder in the BC Supreme Court. After a trial, the court ordered an accounting which resulted in Ms. Elder receiving payment.
Concord v. 371773 BC Ltd., 2002 BCSC 900 in which John Richter acted for the defendant 371773 BC Ltd. in its BC Supreme Court summary judgment application. Summary judgment was awarded and special costs awarded against Concord. In Concord v. 371773 BC Ltd., 2002 BCCA 614, at the BC Court of Appeal Concord’s application for leave to appeal the decision was dismissed.
Holowolenko v. Waters, 2001 BCSC 1216 in which John Richter acted for the defendant Mr. Waters in his BC Supreme Court family law trial. Ms. Holowolenko claimed a constructive trust over Mr. Waters’ interest in a property that they lived in together based on unjust enrichment. Mr. Waters claimed that he and Ms. Holowolenko had an agreement that they would only share what they built together and that the property hadn’t increased in value and therefore Ms. Holowolenko was entitled to nothing. Ms. Holowolenko was awarded $21,000.
Darnell v. Spaulding, 1998 CanLII 6268 (BC SC) in which John Richter and his sister Mary Richter acted for Mr. Spaulding in the BC Supreme Court. Mr. Spaulding was defending Ms. Darnell’s claim to divide the proceeds of sale from their home. In Darnell v. Spaudling, 1999 CanLII 2989 (BC SC), Ms. Darnell applied for an order that Mr. Spaulding pay costs as he was unsuccessful in trial. Mr. Spaulding was ordered to pay costs.
Decker v. Decker, 1993 CanLII 526 (BC SC) in which John Richter acted for the respondent Mr. Decker in the BC Supreme Court. Ms. Decker applied to vary the terms of a consent order entered by the parties with respect in part to child support. The variation was awarded.