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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.

Death Knell of Limitations Defence in Sexual Assault, Courtesy of Harvey Weinstein

I don’t understand why, but I continue to see Statements of Defence that plead limitations […]

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Winning at trial doesn’t always mean you’ve “won”: Strategies for enforcing judgment in sexual abuse cases

After years of litigation and stress, you finally get your day in court and a […]

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Vicarious Liability: Church responsible for sexual abuse of children by non-employees installed to oversee orphanage

In John Doe (G.E.B. #25) V. The Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation Of St. John’s, 2020 […]

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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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