Jul 8, 2020
Loretta P. Merritt quoted in CBC Ottawa
Loretta P. Merritt was quoted in a CBC Ottawa article regarding an Ontario judge finding that a school board is vicariously liable for sexual abuse of a student by a teacher.
A judge has found a school board in Ontario "vicariously liable" for the historical sexual abuse of a student at the hands of her teacher, in a decision that could set precedent for many other civil cases that blame school administrations for the abusive actions of teachers or other staff.
In his June 30 ruling, Justice David Salmers found the co-defendants, the former teacher and the Trillium Lakelands District School Board in Lindsay, Ont., were liable for sexual abuse that took place in the 1980s, ordering them to jointly pay more than $500,000 in damages.
To read the full article, please visit CBC Ottawa.
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