Who Can I Sue?

A survivor of sexual assault may be able to sue defendants other than the perpetrator. For example, an employer may be found to be liable for the acts of its employees by, for example, failing to investigate earlier complaints or check the perpetrator's references. In some cases, the employer may be automatically liable for the wrongful acts of its employees. The court considers the strength of the link between the opportunity created by the employment and the wrongful act. Our sexual abuse team has successfully sued churches, Children's Aid Societies, teachers and school boards, Big Brothers, Scouts Canada (Boy Scouts), Ontario training schools, and other institutions. Loretta was one of the lead counsel representing survivors from Maple Leaf Gardens and in the Grenville Christian College case.

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June 2021

Article

Summary of Ontario Class Actions for Historical Abuse

Loretta P. Merritt

May 2021

Presentation

Practicing in the Pandemic: The New Normal

OTLA Spring Conference

Loretta P. Merritt

April 2021

Presentation

Making the Most of Expert Evidence

OTLA Webinar

Loretta P. Merritt

March 2021

Article

Economic Losses in Civil Sexual Assault Cases

Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Loretta P. Merritt

February 2021

Presentation

Civil Sexual Assault: Critical and Emerging Issues

Osgoode Professional Development

Loretta P. Merritt

February 2021

Presentation

Mentoring

Torkin Manes

Loretta P. Merritt

February 2021

Presentation

Compensation and Financial Management

Torkin Manes - Justicia Committee

Loretta P. Merritt

January 2021

Presentation

Imposter Syndrome

Torkin Manes - Justicia Committee

Loretta P. Merritt

December 2020

Presentation

Financial Management of Your Practice

Torkin Manes

Loretta P. Merritt

December 2020

Article

Publication Bans: Do They Help or Hurt Abuse Survivors?

Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Loretta P. Merritt

December 2020

Presentation

Litigating Class Actions Claims Amidst Profound Change

12th Annual Class Actions Colloquium presented by the Canadian Bar Association

Loretta P. Merritt

October 2020

Presentation

Sexual Abuse: Developing a Claim for Vicarious Liability

OTLA 2020 Fall Conference

Loretta P. Merritt

July 2020

Presentation

Civil Sexual Assault - Practical Considerations - Civil litigation and other options beyond criminal charges

OTLA Webinar

Loretta P. Merritt

July 2020

Article

School Board Liability for Sexual Assaults by Teacher

Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Loretta P. Merritt

May 2020

Presentation

Girao v. Cunningham: Latest Word on Trial Evidence by the Ontario Court of Appeal

Torkin Manes

Loretta P. Merritt

May 2020

Presentation

Sexual Assault: Credibility and Memory Issues

OTLA Webinar

Loretta P. Merritt

April 2020

Article

The problems with class actions for historical sexual abuse cases

 The Lawyer’s Daily

Loretta P. Merritt

December 2019

Article

Busting Sexual Assault Myths (Still)

Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Loretta P. Merritt

May 2019

Article

Nude Video Chats Are Voyeurism

Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Loretta P. Merritt

April 2019

Article

What Does #MeToo Mean for Lawyers?

OTLA - The Litigator magazine

Loretta P. Merritt

February 2019

Presentation

Credibility and Memory Issues in Sexual Assault Cases

Co-Chair - Sexual Misconduct in the #Metoo Era, Osgoode Hall Law School

Loretta P. Merritt

January 2019

Article

Ontario Government Auto Insurance Reform

Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Loretta P. Merritt

October 2018

Article

Problems with Class Actions for Historical Sexual Abuse Cases

Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Loretta P. Merritt

October 2018

Presentation

The Prudent Parent: Holding School Boards Liable

OTLA 2018 Fall Conference

Loretta P. Merritt

March 2018

Presentation

Pursuing Compensation for Victims of Crime: Civil Lawsuits

Office for Victims of Crime

Loretta P. Merritt

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