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Ontario should follow Saskatchewan’s lead on revenge porn law

Ontario should follow Saskatchewan’s lead by introducing revenge porn legislation that makes it easier for victims to sue people who share their intimate images without consent, Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Anna Matas tells AdvocateDaily.com. Saskatchewan’s Privacy Amendment Act, 2017, which is currently before the provincial legislature, makes it a tort for a person to […]

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Grace and Matas to explore emerging issues in civil sexual assault

Anna Matas Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyers Elizabeth Grace and Anna Matas will take part in an upcoming conference entitled Current and Emerging Issues in Civil Sexual Assault. Grace, a partner with Lerners LLP, will co-chair the full-day event, which will take place in Toronto on Feb. 26 at the Osgoode Professional Development Centre at […]

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Family Law Act Claims In Cases Of Sexual Abuse – Part 1

Did you know close relatives of sexual abuse survivors can be compensated? Lawyer Anna Matas discusses who can make claims following sexual abuse and other forms of sexual misconduct.

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ACTRA working to address sexual misconduct: Matas

The organization that represents Canada’s film, television and radio artists has undertaken steps to address the wave of sexual misconduct allegations in the industry that began with Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein, says Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Anna Matas. Matas, a lawyer based in the Toronto office of Lerners LLP, spoke recently at the […]

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Case highlights why judges’ training is needed

Quebec’s justice minister will file a complaint against a judge who said a 17-year-old victim of sexual assault had a pretty face and was maybe a “bit flattered” at the interest shown in her. Le Journal de Montreal reported Wednesday that Quebec court Judge Jean-Paul Braun made the comments earlier this year during the sexual […]

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Sex assault victim of taekwondo instructor King Yeung sues academy, CFS

A woman, represented by Lerners Lawyers Gillian Hnatiw and Anna Matas, alleges academy and West Region Child and Family Services failed to protect her from predator. Read the full article on cbc.ca.

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Missed opportunities when derivative claims for sexual abuse aren’t considered

Both physical and psychological injuries affect survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault directly. But a survivor may not be the only person who suffers and is harmed as a result of sexual misconduct. In many cases, the impact of sexual misconduct is felt not only by the survivor, but also by those close to […]

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A Sexual Assault Case Testimonial

There are few words that can express my gratitude to Elizabeth Grace, Anna Matas, Kristen and all other Lerners Associates involved in my cases. With honesty, compassion, and years of experience they gave me a glimmer of hope to continue my fight for justice when I had little steam left. With their years of experience […]

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Manitoba not planning to follow Ontario’s lead on judges’ sex assault law training: report

A Winnipeg newspaper says the Manitoba government has no plans to try to legislate upgraded training in sexual-assault law for its provincial court judges. The Free Press says the province is not following Ontario, where introduced legislation requires new judges to follow an updated education plan that includes extra training on sexual-assault law. The paper […]

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Drug use and criminal activity don’t diminish truth of testimony

A man convicted of sexually assaulting an indigenous woman whom the Crown had jailed and shackled to ensure her testimony has applied for legal records to discredit her as he seeks a mistrial. Lance David Blanchard was found guilty in December of aggravated sexual assault, kidnapping and unlawful confinement for the 2014 attack. The victim, […]

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