Apr 18, 2022
Loretta P. Merritt will be speaking at LEARN, part of the Abuse Hurts (Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness) HOPE Conference Series on May 17th, 2022.
Apr 05, 2022
Toronto lawyer Loretta Merritt, who specializes in civil sexual assault cases, said more people like Mullen want to speak out about their experience. Publication bans are implemented without consultation with the complainants, who don’t have the power to revoke them, she added.
Mar 09, 2022
Congratulations to Loretta Merritt on her selection as a recipient of the prestigious Attorney General’s Victim Services Award of Distinction for 2021-2022.
Jan 24, 2022
The CBC’s Fifth Estate has done a second program “School of Secrets” on our Grenville Christian College case.
Jan 20, 2022
As a result of Loretta’s successful trial against Grenville Christian College and the Fifth Estate’s investigative program, the Ontario Provincial Police are now reviewing their previous investigation into Grenville Christian College.
Nov 12, 2021
The CBC recently did a story about the Grenville Christian College case that Loretta co-counseled with Sabrina Lombardi. This is a precedent setting case: it is the first abuse case to go to a common issues trial in a class action and the first systemic negligence case to go to trial.
Nov 03, 2021
Loretta Merritt is representing the plaintiffs in the Camp Wahanowin sexual abuse case.
Nov 01, 2021
The Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision on October 26, 2021, confirming the common issues trial judgement.
Nov 01, 2021
Loretta P. Merritt was quoted by The New York Times on the Chicago Blackhawks sexual assault scandal.
Oct 28, 2021
Loretta P. Merritt's recent article titled, "Privacy in Civil Sexual Assault Cases" was featured in the November issue of the Canadian Privacy Law Review.
Oct 18, 2021
Stav. Wife. Mother. Sister. Friend. Colleague. And so much more. As my assistant and dear friend, I had the priviledge of working with this inspiring woman for the past 30 years. Stav was an amazing friend to everyone she knew, and always saw the good in people, a remarkable quality so few truly possess.
Sep 27, 2021
Loretta Merritt appears in a new documentary called Born Bad, from CBC Docs POV.
May 12, 2021
Loretta Merritt’s Grenville Christian College case appeal heard May 4, 2021. She was quoted by CBC News on the case.
Mar 22, 2021
Loretta Merritt was interviewed by Investigative Correspondent, Molly Thomas, on CTV W5 regarding whether class-action lawsuits work well in historic abuse cases.
Feb 11, 2021
Irene Deschene was sexually abused as a child by priest Charles Sylvester of the Diocese of London in Ontario.
Jan 07, 2021
Torkin Manes' lawyer, Loretta P. Merritt and Sabrina Lombardi of McKenzie Lake Lawyers', precedent-setting win in the landmark Grenville Christian College class-action suit was featured in Toronto Life magazine. It is the first-ever common issues trial in Canada in a class action for historical abuse.
Nov 27, 2020
Lawyer Loretta Merritt has been involved with cases against Scouts Canada for decades, including one ongoing civil case involving Sullivan. She says Scouts Canada should alert people in Newfoundland and Labrador about Sullivan's past.
Sep 17, 2020
Loretta Merritt was quoted in several publications regarding her client, Irene Deschenes' decades-long legal battle. Deschenes was sexually abused by a priest as a child.
Sep 11, 2020
Loretta Merritt will be speaking at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association fall conference on October 23, 2020. She will be presenting "Sexual Abuse: Developing a Claim for Vicarious Liability" with Claire Wilkinson of Martin & Hillyer Associates.
Sep 04, 2020
Loretta Merritt was recently a guest on The Happy Lawyer Podcast with host, Catherine Shearer. Loretta shares the wisdom she has gained over her 33 year career at Torkin Manes.