Law makes civil sex assault litigation easier (Elizabeth Grace quoted)

Civil sexual assault litigation will be less cumbersome and costly to plaintiffs now the Ontario government has passed Bill 132 lawyers say.

Elizabeth Grace, a partner at Lerners LLP, said the bill broadens the “no limitation rule” to other forms of sexual misconduct. The old system didn’t catch abuse over the Internet, such as children being lured to expose themselves or cyberbullying of a sexual nature, Grace says. The new legislation also includes domestic violence under its umbrella.

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