Does a wilfully false statement in a motor vehicle accident claim constitute material material to another claim?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from ICBC v. Holland, 2007 BCSC 628 (CanLII):

Counsel for the respondent directed me to the case of Brown v. ICBC, 2004 BCCA 254 at ¶ 12: In many cases, a wilfully false statement which is material to one claim will also be material to another but whether the false statement is material to a claim at risk of forfeiture does not flow from the construction of the statutory provision but from a determination on the evidence in light of the nature of the claim.

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