Representative Cases

Because trials can be expensive and risky, the majority of cases never go to court. Most cases are usually settled through the careful collection of evidence and skillful negotiations. There are many benefits to settling a long term disability claim without a trial. However, it’s not always possible to settle, sometimes because the other side simply refuses to be reasonable. In those cases it’s important to have a lawyer who’s willing and able to go all the way for you. Your lawyer must be prepared and experienced enough to run a trial, and sometimes an appeal, to see justice done.

Jan Fishman is a very experienced courtroom lawyer. His cases include:

Supreme Court of Canada

Pekarek v. Manufacturers Life Ins. Co., [2006] SCCA No. 305, 2007 CanLII 1137

British Columbia Court of Appeal

Kong v. Manulife Financial Services Inc., 2009 BCCA 90
Pekarek v. Manufacturers Life Ins. Co., 2006 BCCA 250
Metcalfe v. Manufacturers Life Ins. Co., 2005 BCCA 473
Asselstine v. Manufacturers Life Ins. Co. and UBC, 2005 BCCA 465
Ali v. Manufacturers Life Ins. Co., et al., 2005 BCCA 294
Asselstine v. Manufacturers Life Ins. Co. and UBC, 2005 BCCA 292
Metcalfe v. Manufacturers Life Ins. Co., 2004 BCCA 669
Lind v. Canadian Northern Shield Ins. Co., 2001 BCCA 229p
Duquette v. Leadley, 1999 BCCA 208

British Columbia Supreme Court

McMyn v. The Manufacturers Life Ins. Co., et al., 2015 BCSC 2205
Kopet v. SFU, 2012 BCSC 525
Nayyar v. The Manufacturers Life Ins. Co., et al., 2012 BCSC 470
Nayyar v. The Manufacturers Life Ins. Co., et al., 2012 BCSC 28
Turpin v. Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, 2011 BCSC 1162
Turpin v. Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, 2011 BCSC 1159
Toor v. Aetna Life Insurance Co., et al., 2011 BCSC 691
Nayyar v. The Manufacturers Life Ins. Co., et al., 2010 BCSC 1671
Nayyar v. The Manufacturers Life Ins. Co., et al., 2010 BCSC 1588
Colgur v. The Manufacturers Life Ins. Co., 2009 BCSC 1125
MacLean v. The Manufacturers Life Ins. Co., 2008 BCSC 926
Yeung and Yeung v. Manufacturers Life Ins. Co., 2008 BCSC 197
Falk v. Manufacturers Life Ins. Co., 2008 BCSC 173
Kong v. Manulife Financial Services Inc., 2008 BCSC 65
Hunter v. Aetna Life Insurance Company, et al., 2007 BCSC 1902
Kong v. Manulife Financial Services Inc., 2007 BCSC 1559
Kong v. Manulife Financial Services Inc., 2007 BCSC 1281
Ames v. Maritime Life Assurance Co., 2006 BCSC 2042
Cyr (Re), 2006 BCSC 1813
Milner v. Manufacturers Life Ins. Co., 2006 BCSC 1571
Cyr (Re), 2006 BCSC 1523
Larlee v. Manufacturers Life Ins. Co., 2006 BCSC 1497
Milner v. Manufacturers Life Ins. Co., 2005 BCSC 1661
Martin v. Manufacturers Life Ins. Co., 2005 BCSC 528
Ali v. Manufacturers Life Ins. Co., et al., 2004 BCSC 1815
Ali v. Manufacturers Life Ins. Co., et al., 2004 BCSC 781
Ali v. Manufacturers Life Ins. Co., et al., 2004 BCSC 717
Stuart v. Manufacturers Life Ins. Co., 2004 BCSC 501
Metcalfe v. Manufacturers Life Ins. Co., 2004 BCSC 1526
Chapman v. Bullock, 2002 BCSC 1805
R. v. Dosanjh, 2002 BCSC 25
R. v. V.L.T., 2001 BCSC 956
Lind v. Canadian Northern Shield Ins. Co., 2000 BCSC 1939
R. v. Thornton, 2000 BCSC 1430
Smith v. Atson Farms Ltd., 1997 CanLII 2828, 1997] B.C.J. No. 677
Dalrymple v. Briscoe, 1996 CanLII 8459, [1996] B.C.J. No. 3248
Evertt v. Grosvenor International Canada Ltd.,1995 CanLII 1720, [1995] B.C.J. No. 2419

British Columbia Provincial Court

Tsang v. Equinox Financial Group Inc., et al., 2008 BCPC 67
Rayburn v. Manufacturers Life Ins. Co., 2006 BCPC 136
Pelletier v. YMCA, [1999] B.C.J. No. 1868
Narayan v. Kwong, [1999] B.C.J. No. 1481
Whitmey v. Currie, [1999] B.C.J. No. 1160
P.W. v. D.C. and S.C., 1999 BCPC 40
Thomas and Olson v. Hunt and Simmonds, 1999 BCPC 35
Ramsey et al. v. Whittaker et al., 1998 BCPC 17
Campbell v. Funk, 1998 BCPC 16
R. v. C.O., 1997 BCPC 18
MSA Ford v. Halliday, 1996 BCPC 12
R. v. B.R.S., 1995 BCPC 6
M. and L.G. v. R.W., 1993 BCPC 4

Administrative Tribunals

Desjardins v. Gonelly, [2005] B.C.H.R.T.D. No. 190
Rivtow Marine Inc. v. International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 115, [2005] C.L.A.D. No. 17
Desjardins v. Gonelly, [2005] B.C.H.R.T.D. No. 58
Imperial Oil Ltd. v. B. C. (Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection), [2002] B.C.E.A. No. 5