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Resources For Survivors

The trauma of a sexual assault or abuse, whether for adults, children, or even family members of the survivor, can leave all parties feeling isolated and hopeless. The Lerners Sexual Assault and Abuse Team wants every survivor and their family to have access to all the resources they need to begin down a path of healing.

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Punitive Damages: Church Complicity & Negligent Handling of Disclosure

The relationship between priests and parishioners is special and unique, and generally involves a high […]

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Important Developments in Sexual Assault Law: Trial Decision against Royce Williamson and Trillium Lakelands District School Board

When a teacher sexually assaults a student, it is obvious they are directly responsible for […]

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Do I Have A Right To Privacy? Anonymity Orders in Civil Sexual Assault Cases

When an individual starts a civil lawsuit, one of the first sacrifices they must make […]

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SCC won’t hear case involving vicarious liability for sex assault

It’s unfortunate that the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) will not hear a case dealing […]

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Canada’s Highest Court Delivers Wake-Up Call on Child Sexual Abuse UPDATED

The Supreme Court of Canada has spoken out about the pervasiveness of child sexual abuse […]

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Pre-judgment Interest Developments in the Historical Sexual Abuse Context

Pre-judgment interest (“PJI”) on damages in historical sexual abuse cases involving plaintiffs who seek compensation […]

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Lower Threshold for Proving Income Loss in Cases Involving Childhood Sexual Abuse and Injury

The Ontario Court of Appeal in its October 25, 2019 decision in MacLeod v. Marshall, 2019 […]

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A New Claim for Compensation for Human Trafficking

In 2017, Ontario’s legislature passed Bill 96, the Anti-Human Trafficking Act, 2017, which created for the […]

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Land Mark Ruling in Sexual Assault – Ontario Court Confirms No ‘CAP’ On Damages For Pain and Suffering

Concluding the sexual abuse and its impacts were “at the upper end of the worst-case […]

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