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B.C. Couple wins Lawsuit against CRA for Malicious Prosecution Apr 15, 2018 If you are prosecuted maliciously and without proper purpose for a criminal offence and found innocent, you may have a case for malicious prosecution. The Canada Revenue Agency was recently found guilty in a B.C. Court and ordered to pay over $1 Million in damages after a judge found the CRA maliciously prosecuted a couple for tax evasion.
No Deadlines for filing a Sexual Assault Lawsuit Apr 11, 2018 Victims of sexual harassment and sexual assault are speaking out and the number of victims highlights the pervasiveness of these crimes in Canada. More victims are choosing to try their cases in civil court where the standard of proof is much lower than in criminal cases, and the limitation period no longer restrict civil actions.
U.S. Tennis Association found liable for Eugenie Bouchard's Head Injury due to Slip and Fall Accident Apr 07, 2018 Canadian tennis player, Eugenie Bouchard, slipped and fell on a wet locker room floor during the U.S. Open and suffered a head injury. The U.S. Tennis Association was found 75 % liable for her injuries and agreed to pay an undisclosed amount of damages.
Compensation in Wrongful Death Claims Apr 02, 2018 Family members of accident victims who are killed or injured in a car accident or another accident caused by another person are entitled to compensation under the Family Law Act.
Beginning Rehab early after Injury can shorten your Recovery Time Mar 22, 2018 A recent study found that, for common muscle and tendon injuries, resting for too long can delay recovery, while beginning a progressive rehab program early can greatly decrease the recovery time
Judge finds Defendant in Spinal Injury Accident Claim is indemnified under his Homeowner's Insurance Policy Mar 14, 2018 A man sustained a catastrophic spinal injury in an ATV accident and claimed his passenger caused the injury by preventing him from safely exiting when the ATV flipped. An Ontario Court ruled that the Insurer for the defendant’s homeowner policy is obligated to defend and indemnify the defendant.