Carly Moore's Archive

“Some Days I Didn’t Know if I Would Make It Out of the Darkness, but I Had You To Keep My Head Above Water”

Thank you to Carly Moore and Elizabeth Grace for all the hard work on my behalf. Not only were you great at informing me of how the process worked, but you were also there to support me the whole time, step by step. Some days I didn’t know if I would make it out of […]...Read More

Recent Compensation Awards Made by Courts to Women Who Were Sexually Assaulted as Adults: Factors That Affect Amounts for Pain and Suffering

Damages for pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life in civil sexual assault cases involving women who were violated and abused as adults (not children) have long been undervalued, but following the Court of Appeal for Ontario’s landmark 2018 decision in Zando v Ali, have things changed? In Zando, a case involving one […]...Read More

“I am truly grateful, that you chose the challenge of my case.”

“Elizabeth, I just want to say that I am very appreciative of your team’s hard work and dedication. It took me 4 months after I was given your name to make that final decision to call you, and when we started out, I was unsure of how well this would go. Everyone that I had […]...Read More

Proud Sponsor of 2021 Spirit of Schlifer: Our Interview with Deepa Mattoo

Our lawyers Elizabeth Grace and Carly Moore chat with Deepa Mattoo, Executive Director of the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic to learn more about the clinic and the Spirit of Schlifer campaign.  Watch the full interview below, then head over to the clinic’s website to donate!     About the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic The Barbra […]...Read More

Criminal Publication Bans and Your Civil Lawsuit: What You Need to Know

Recently, a sexual assault survivor was charged with, and pleaded guilty to, breaking a publication ban protecting her own identity. The ban had been ordered in a criminal proceeding against the survivor’s ex-husband, who was convicted of sexually assaulting her. Such a ban, ordered based on section 486.4 of the Criminal Code, prohibits the sharing […]...Read More

Winning at Trial Doesn’t Always Mean You’ve ‘Won’: Strategies for Enforcing Judgment in Sexual Abuse Cases

After years of litigation and stress, you finally get your day in court and a decision is made in your favour. But is this really success if you can’t collect against the wrongdoer? In civil claims against perpetrators of sexual violence, success for a survivor usually includes being financially compensated for the harms done. However, […]...Read More

Vicarious Liability: Church responsible for sexual abuse of children by non-employees installed to oversee orphanage

In John Doe (G.E.B. #25) V. The Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation Of St. John’s, 2020 NLCA 27, the Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal has further clarified the test for vicarious liability in circumstances where a conventional employment relationship does not exist between a wrongdoer and its principal. Briefly, the wrongdoer does not have to […]...Read More

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