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Elizabeth Grace's Archive

Senior sues for $4.25 million after suffering severe sexual assault in Pine Hills Cemetery

Lerners sexual abuse lawyer, Elizabeth Grace, represents a woman who was brutally beaten and assaulted in Pine Hills Cemetary. Read torontosun.com article...Read More

School Board Liability for Sexual Abuse of Students by Staff – Recent Case Law Developments

Vicarious liability in an indirect form of liability which permits the recovery of compensation from a party responsible for a wrongdoer’s actions. This blog reviews two cases in which victims of sexual abuse by school teachers claimed compensation from school board, with opposite results....Read More

Sexual assault: Why are court cases brought so long afterwards?

On February 7, 2012, Gordon Stuckless a former assistant equipment manager at Maple Leaf Gardens, was charged with six more counts of indecent assault against young boys in a historical sexual assault case. You may remember Stuckless because he pleaded guilty to 24 counts of sexual and indecent assault in 1997. Subsequently, one of his […]...Read More

Confidentiality of Settlements in Sexual Abuse Cases – Necessary Evil or Positive?

Sexual abuse lawyer Elizabeth Grace on confidentiality clauses when settling sexual abuse cases....Read More

What defences may apply to a sexual assault claim? – Part 2

This is the second of a two-part series on defences to claims for compensation based on sexual assault. This blog is outdated following changes to the Limitations Act, 2002 in 2016. Please contact Elizabeth Grace directly to discuss your case....Read More

What defences may apply to a sexual assault claim? – Part 1

This is the first of a two-part series on defences to claims for compensation based on sexual assault....Read More

I was sexually assaulted. How do I start a lawsuit for sexual abuse?

A civil lawsuit for compensation, which is also known as an “action”, is typically started by way of a formal court document called a “Statement of Claim”. This document is “issued” by the court, which stamps it and assigns a court file number to the action. A copy of the Statement of Claim is retained […]...Read More

Compensation Awards in Sexual Assault Cases – Case Summary #3

This blog deals with the compensation awarded to a woman who was repeatedly sexually abused as a child by her parish priest, Father Charles Sylvestre, over a period of 3 years....Read More

Compensation Awards in Sexual Assault Cases – Case Summary #2

This blog deals with a Court of Appeal decision relating to the compensation awarded to an adult woman who was sexually assaulted by her supervisor at work....Read More

Compensation Awards in Sexual Assault Cases – Case Summary #1

This blog deals with the compensation awarded to a man who was sexually abused by his hockey coach when he was 13 years old....Read More

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