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ICBC will talk to your boss

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01.10.2019

Witness interviews is the form of ICBC investigation that is most, in the words of the court, “fraught with risk.”

This is the last of a three-part series reviewing the first court decision to put ICBC’s forms of investigation on trial: Williams v. Sekhon, 2019 BCSC 1511 .

Mr. Williams, who had been subjected to investigations by 17 different investigators from four investigation firms, alleged that ICBC had grossly exceeded their legitimate interests to conduct an investigation, causing him psychological harm.

He sought a penalty against ICBC in the form of special costs.

Mr. Justice Voith reviewed the three forms of investigation undertaken by investigators. I reviewed the first two, open source investigation, and surveillance, in my last column.

This week, I am discussing the third: witness interviewing. Not witnesses to the crash itself. Rather, witnesses to ways injuries sustained in a crash impact on the victim’s life such as employers, co-workers, friends, family, members of a sports team.

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