97% of ICBC Disputes Dismissed by BC Civil Resolution Tribunal in 2020

Update May 13, 2020 – Today two further CRT decisions were release with ICBC as a party.  Both ruling in ICBC’s favour.

Awan v. ICBC – 2020 BCCRT 521 – 2020-05-12

I dismiss the applicant’s claims and this dispute.”

Luton v. ICBC – 2020 BCCRT 522 – 2020-05-12

I dismiss Ms. Luton’s claims and this dispute.

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Update May 12, 2020- Since first writing this article the CRT responded to me via twitter and noted one case in 2020 involving ICBC sided with the applicant.

Sagert v. Christiansen, 2020 BCCRT 417

This decision did not appear in the below search as ICBC was not a named party

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The BC Government has passed laws forcing various disputes the public have with BC’s monopoly auto insurer, ICBC, away from court with federally appointed independent  judges and into an online provincially created Civil Resolution Tribunal.  The Province appoints their own adjudicators to the CRT.

The government thinks its a good idea to take even more of your judicial rights away because the CRT is so much better than court.  Let’s see how this is going for British Columbians?

With a handful of cases now being reported one trend seems to be developing.  When ICBC is a party the CRT seems to side with them with incredible frequency.

I conducted a simple search on the CRT’s website.  Asking to pull up all cases where ICBC is named as a party for all of 2020.  As of today 31 results came up.

Below is a link to each case that came up along with the Tribunal’s order.  Not one applicant succeeded in fighting the insurance giant.

One applicant was bold enough to suggest there may be an apprehension of bias.  The tribunal member said don’t be silly

I find Ms. Mu has not established a reasonable apprehension of bias. Further, I find that recusing myself on the basis that the statutory appointment process gives rise to a reasonable apprehension of bias would frustrate the tribunal’s ability to discharge its statutory mandate, as every tribunal member would effectively be excluded from deciding cases within the tribunal’s exclusive jurisdiction.”

 

1. Chan v. ICBC – 2020 BCCRT 517 – 2020-05-11 –  

I order the applicant’s claims and this dispute dismissed.

2. Musa v. ICBC – 2020 BCCRT 495 – 2020-05-06

I order Mr. Musa’s claims, and this dispute, dismissed.

3. Kaushik v. ICBC – 2020 BCCRT 479 – 2020-05-01

I dismiss Mr. Kaushik’s claim and this dispute.

4.  Ross v. ICBC – 2020 BCCRT 464 – 2020-04-29

I dismiss the applicant’s claims and this dispute.

5. Devendra v. ICBC – 2020 BCCRT 465 – 2020-04-29

Therefore, I consider it most efficient, fair, convenient, and appropriate for this dispute to be heard by the BC Supreme Court, which I anticipate will also determine who was liable for the accident. As a result, I refuse to resolve this dispute under section 11(1)(a)(i) of the CRTA.  (Note its ICBC that wanted this claim moved to Court)

6.Nowak v. ICBC – 2020 BCCRT 461 – 2020-04-28

I dismiss the Nowaks’ claim and ICBC’s counterclaim

7. Wang v. ICBC – 2020 BCCRT 412 – 2020-04-16

I dismiss Mr. Wang’s claims and this dispute.

8.  Youssef v. ICBC – 2020 BCCRT 414 – 2020-04-16

I dismiss the applicants’ claims and this dispute.

9.  Wells v. ICBC – 2020 BCCRT 413 – 2020-04-16

I dismiss the applicant’s claims and this dispute.

10.  Kifleyesus v. ICBC – 2020 BCCRT 406 – 2020-04-15

I dismiss the applicant’s claims and this dispute.

11. Beacock v. ICBC – 2020 BCCRT 341 – 2020-03-26

 I dismiss the applicant’s claims and this dispute.

12. Novak v. ICBC – 2020 BCCRT 335 – 2020-03-25

I dismiss the applicant’s claims and this dispute.

13.  Steckler v. ICBC – 2020 BCCRT 263 – 2020-03-06

I order the applicant’s claims, and this dispute, dismissed.

14.  Yilmaz v. ICBC – 2020 BCCRT 254 – 2020-03-04

I order Mr. Yilmaz’s claims, and this dispute, dismissed.

15. Rondpre v. ICBC – 2020 BCCRT 246 – 2020-03-03

I refuse to resolve this dispute, under section 10(1) of the CRTA.

16.Leese v. ICBC – 2020 BCCRT 242 – 2020-03-03

I dismiss the applicant’s claims and this dispute.

17. Mermelstein v. ICBC – 2020 BCCRT 211 – 2020-02-24

I dismiss the applicant’s claims and this dispute.

18.Liang v. ICBC – 2020 BCCRT 192 – 2020-02-19

I order Ms. Liang’s claims, and this dispute, dismissed.

19.  Birdi v. ICBC – 2020 BCCRT 152 – 2020-02-07

I order the applicant’s claims and this dispute dismissed.

20.Kim v. ICBC – 2020 BCCRT 150 – 2020-02-07

I dismiss the applicant’s claims and this dispute.

21.Brodie v. ICBC – 2020 BCCRT 155 – 2020-02-07

   Under section 10(1) of the CRTA, I refuse to resolve the applicant’s claims about liability for the April 19, 2017 motor vehicle accident.The applicant’s remaining claims for inconvenience damages and punitive damages are dismissed

22.  Wang v. ICBC – 2020 BCCRT 123 – 2020-01-31

Mr. Wang’s claims, and this dispute, are dismissed.

23. Viani v. ICBC – 2020 BCCRT 106 – 2020-01-28

I order the applicant’s claims, and this dispute, dismissed.

24.  Bull v. ICBC – 2020 BCCRT 101 – 2020-01-27

I dismiss the applicant’s claims and this dispute.

25. Rashid v. ICBC – 2020 BCCRT 46 – 2020-01-13

I dismiss the applicant’s claims and this dispute.

26.  Muller v. ICBC – 2020 BCCRT 34 – 2020-01-09

I dismiss the applicant’s claims and this dispute.

27. Vickery v. ICBC – 2020 BCCRT 17 – 2020-01-06

I dismiss the applicant’s claim and this dispute.

28.  Cronin v. ICBC – 2020 BCCRT 13 – 2020-01-06

I dismiss the applicant’s claims, as the claimed damages are unproven.

29.  Armillotta v. ICBC – 2020 BCCRT 1 – 2020-01-02

I dismiss the applicant’s claims, and this dispute.

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