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The Supreme Court’s thundering decision in favour of abuse victims

Our highest court had been hearing all of the usual arguments and decided that it had heard enough. In a lengthy judgment, the court eviscerated many of the typical defence arguments. The Court literally wanted to send some messages to the legal profession, and came out of the gate firing on all cylinders.

Expanding the Historical Scope of the “Remedial Measures” Doctrine

In this guest blog, lawyer Aron Zaltz discusses the admissibility of evidence regarding contemporary institutional policies and practices in cases involving historical wrongdoing, and explores whether such evidence can be considered relevant and compelling in negligence claims against institutions. Evidence of subsequent remedial measures is generally admissible as it can provide insights into the existence of problems in the past. To read more, click here.

Loss of Interdependency in Sexual Abuse Claims

The ability to form new relationships and maintain close partnerships can be adversely affected by exposure to sexual abuse. Many survivors of sexual abuse are faced with this unfortunate repercussion which can have both emotional and financial implications in their futures. To learn how our Ontario sexual abuse lawyers may be able to help survivors of sexual abuse recover damages for their loss of interdepency, click here.

An Ongoing Legacy of Abuse in Hockey Leagues

The recent allegations of sexual abuse and assault from Canadian hockey player, Kyle Beach, against a former Chicago Blackhawks video coach have sent shockwaves through the world of professional sports. Beach’s horrifying story illustrates that hockey’s deep-seated culture of sexual abuse has been allowed to perpetuate itself in even its most professional tiers. His emotional testimony also reveals the far-reaching emotional and psychological repercussions of being sexually abused. To read more, click here.

Former Ottawa Catholic School Teacher Facing Dozens of Sexual Abuse Charges

The Ottawa Catholic School Board claims to have acted “immediately” upon hearing allegations of sexual abuse against a high school math teacher. However, Rick Watkins– better known by his former surname Despatie– was not suspended until years after complaints about his inappropriate treatment of students first came to the surface. Read more.

Charge Laid in Toronto Case of Historical Sexual Exploitation

The Toronto Police Service have made an arrest in a case of historical sexual exploitation. Based on a report of sexual abuse dating back more than 15 years, the former volunteer youth pastor of a North York church has been charged with sexual exploitation. Click here to learn more.

Preszler Injury Lawyer Achieves Important Judgment For Sexual Assault Victims

Every member of the legal team at Preszler Injury Lawyers is committed to facilitating favourable results for our personal injury clients. In the case of one client, a victim of childhood sexual abuse, we are proud to say our efforts paid off, not only by awarding the client the compensation he deserves and needs, but … Continue reading “Preszler Injury Lawyer Achieves Important Judgment For Sexual Assault Victims”

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