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February 5, 2010

Trend develops for higher sexual abuse non-pecuniary awards

Several recent trial decisions have awarded higher than usual non-pecuniary awards for sexual abuse, marking a possible trend toward increased compensation in this area. In the spring of 2008, I analyzed the damages awarded in all reported sexual abuse decisions from Canada’s common law jurisdictions. The decisions covered roughly 23 years of jurisprudence and involved 220 plaintiffs.


Published in The Lawyers Weekly
Elizabeth Grace

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