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Sexual Assault – Can A Criminal Case Impact A Civil Case?

Lerners sexual assault lawyer, Elizabeth Grace, discusses the difference between criminal and civil proceedings and how one impacts the other.  

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Grace to speak at #AfterMeToo symposium

Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Elizabeth Grace will take part in a roundtable discussion at the #AfterMeToo event hosted by the Globe and Mail. For more information read the full article on the DailyAdvocate.com.

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No time limit to pursue sex assault allegations: Grace

Although a former Manitoba priest claims a woman waited too long to file a lawsuit that alleges sexual misconduct that began more than 15 years ago, Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Elizabeth Grace says there is no time limit to pursue these allegations, CBC News reports. As the CBC article notes, the plaintiff, represented by Grace, partner with Lerners LLP, […]

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Former Anglican priest says sexual relationship with parishioner was consensual

Nigel Packwood, a former Anglican priest in Manitoba who resigned in August 2016, has stated that a sexual relationship he had with a parishioner was consensual, according to CBC News. He has denied sexually assaulting the woman, after she sued Packwood and the Anglican Diocese of Brandon in September 2017. In his statement of defence […]

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Private boys school sued for sexual abuse by former staff member

Two former students have come forward years after suffering abuse at the hands of Anglican priest and school chaplain, Father Keith Gleed.  The two men have filed lawsuits against Lakefield College School after they were sexually assaulted by Father Keith Gleed during the 1970s.  The two men are seeking millions of dollars in damages. Two […]

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Public employers should avoid gag orders

Public employers should steer clear of “gag orders”, Toronto personal injury lawyer Elizabeth Grace tells the CBC’s Go Public after a B.C. woman accused Correctional Service Canada (CSC) of trying to buy her silence. According to the article, the woman took part in a controversial three-week emergency response training program for correctional officers but was forced to leave early […]

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Client Testimonial

I’m writing to say thank you for representing me in my legal case over the last two years. During the summer I went on an amazing two month long trip, and I’m excited to report I’ve just begun back at school full time! Not only did the outcome of the case remove some of the […]

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‘I’m not signing it’: Correctional officer says superiors tried to buy her silence after week of ‘hazing’

Correctional officer Nubia Vanegas has refused to sign an agreement that she says would ‘buy her silence,’ after being ‘hazed’ at a training camp.  Lawyer Elizabeth Grace says public institutions such as federal prisons have to be held to a high standard of transparency, and should not be forcing employees to ‘keep their mouths shut’ […]

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Harvey Weinstein case: Should confidentiality agreements exist?

Powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been fired by the company he co-founded, stands accused of sexual abuse and harassment following a report in the New York Times. Elizabeth Grace discusses confidentiality agreements, which are often used in sexual assault and harassment cases… Listen to the full episode of The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti.

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Parishioner suing former Manitoba Anglican priest for alleged sexual exploitation

A woman, represented by Lerners Lawyer Elizabeth Grace, is suing her former priest, Nigel Packwood, along with the Anglican Diocese of Brandon, alleging Packwood ‘initiated and maintained’ an illicit and long-standing sexual relationship with her. Read the full article on cbc.ca.

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