If you are a survivor of sexual abuse or sexual assault, you can pursue both criminal charges and a civil lawsuit. In order for the
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Claire is one of the community’s leading practitioners in the field of personal injury and sexual abuse litigation. Her dedication to service to the profession and to the community is remarkable.
The COVID-19 situation has therefore created a pause in Ontario’s normal limitation period protocol, but since online filings of statements of claims have continued throughout the pandemic, if you wish to avoid further delay in your litigation, you can ask your lawyer to have your statement of claim filed electronically with the court.
If you are injured in a car crash and feel that you should be entitled to compensation for your pain, income losses, or other expenses, rest assured that in most circumstances, it will be an insurance company that is paying for your claim – not the individual person who actually caused the car crash.
Litigation cases are taking too long to move through the system. Ontario had to find a way to relieve some of the backlog that has been piling up and straining judicial resources. In 2018, I had the pleasure of participating in a case management pilot planning group chaired by Chief Justice Strathy, that also included members of the judiciary, the Ministry of the Attorney General, the Ontario Bar Association, the Advocates Society, the Law Society, and others, with the goal of examining support to explore utilizing a one judge model here in Ontario.
ACCESS TO JUSTICE There is a movement underway that originated with the judiciary in Toronto to amend the Rules of Civil Procedure to expand the