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Police shooting of unarmed man won’t be appealed

Police shooting of unarmed man won’t be appealed

A BC Provincial Court Judge acquitted Const. David Pompeo of aggravated assault following a second trial. The conviction of the first trial was overturned by the BC Court of Appeal which ruled that the trial judge compromised the appearance of fairness through his questioning; the court ordered a new trial. Ravi Hira QC, who argued the case, suggested that changes are required in how the province approves charges against police officers acting in the line of duty.


Manulife loses plea to disqualify opposing lawyer

Manulife loses plea to disqualify opposing lawyer

Manulife was unable to disqualify Lawyer Jan Fishman from representing a disgruntled claim holder in a suit against Manulife. Manulife, unsuccessfully tried to argue that Mr. Fishman had previously worked for Manulife and therefore his representation of the claimholder formed a conflict. Mr. Fishman was represented by Ravi Hira QC.


Lawyer attacker gets more time

Lawyer attacker gets more time

Adrian Bergeron was sentenced to five years in prison for aggravated assault of a Crown prosecutor and intimidation of the justice system. Ravi Hira QC served as the government appointed special prosecutor on this case.


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