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Elizabeth Grace's Archive

Options for Redress for Sexual Assault — Civil Sexual Assault Law Video Series Episode 1

Lawyer Elizabeth Grace describes some of the options that sexual abuse victims have for redress and some of the things to consider before choosing the path that is right for them....Read More

An Introduction to Elizabeth Grace – Civil Sexual Assault Lawyer

In this video bio companion, Elizabeth describes her experiences and the things that motivated her to start practicing in this area....Read More

Rare sex assault ruling will discourage victims from speaking out, advocates say

A controversial libel case in which a judge ordered two Ontario women to pay their uncle $125,000 in damages for falsely accusing him of sexual assault will likely prevent other sexual assault victims from coming forward, advocates say. It’s very rare for a person who is alleging sexual assault that stems from a childhood experience to be […]...Read More

Ancaster sisters to pay $125K for alleging sexual abuse

A Superior Court judge has ordered two Ancaster sisters to pay their uncle $125,000 in libel damages after they accused him of sexually assaulting them as children. It’s “very rare” to see victims of alleged sexual assault found liable for defamation, said Elizabeth Grace, a lawyer who specializes in sexual abuse, but was not involved […]...Read More

Legal decision raising concerns

A legal decision is raising new concerns about whether victims of sexual abuse will be afraid to report the crime. They come after a Superior Court Judge ruled in the case of two sisters from Ancaster who came forward as adults to accuse an uncle of abusing them when they were little girls. Justice Andrew […]...Read More

$125K libel award against sex abuse complainants sends chill, lawyers warn

Sexual abuse lawyer, Elizabeth Grace, was interviewed by Law Times on a recent decision some lawyers say could create a chilling effect for victims of sexual abuse. Article...Read More

Ontario Works/ODSP – Relevant Consideration in Abuse Claims

Elizabeth Grace was recently interviewed by Law Times News about the limitation on cash entitlements that Ontarians who are receiving benefits under the Ontario Works Program or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) are permitted to receive when winning a lawsuit or arriving at a settlement that includes the payment of damages. Those who receive benefits […]...Read More

Elizabeth Grace comments on cash award caps for successful plaintiffs

A cap on cash entitlements for successful plaintiffs who receive benefits under the Ontario Works program or the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) leaves the poor and disabled with an unfairly small portion of their total cost awards, Toronto personal injury lawyer Elizabeth Grace says in Law Times. Those receiving benefits from Ontario Works are allowed to keep […]...Read More

‘Another kick’ to wronged plaintiffs

Poor Ontarians who receive benefits under the Ontario Works program are allowed to keep only $25,000 of their cash entitlements when they win a lawsuit or arrive at a settlement. They must hand over any extra cash to the government if they want to continue to receive benefits. “Either they [plaintiffs] have to pay back […]...Read More

Sexual Abuse at School: Who is Responsible?

Sexual abuse lawyer Elizabeth Grace reviews the state of the law on school board liability for sexual assaults by teachers on students....Read More

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