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Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Nude Video Chats Are Voyeurism

Torkin Manes LegalPoint In a recent criminal case two people were involved in a long distance romantic relationship and they engaged in intimate webcam video chat. Both peopl...
May 30, 2019
Article

What Does #MeToo Mean for Lawyers?

The Litigator, March 2019 It has been over a year since the infamous tweet encouraged people to come forward and share their experiences of sexual harassment. This tweet ultima...
Apr 1, 2019
Presentation

Credibility and Memory Issues in Sexual Assault Cases

Co-Chair - Sexual Misconduct in the #Metoo Era, Osgoode Hall Law School/York University Loretta Merritt spoke at Osgoode's Professional Development Legal Guide to Sexual Misconduct in the #MeToo Era on February 7, 2019 in Toronto. In the ...
Feb 7, 2019
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Ontario Government Auto Insurance Reform

Torkin Manes LegalPoint On January 9, 2019 the Ontario Government issued a news release announcing that it is seeking input on how to make auto insurance more affordable. The...
Jan 14, 2019
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

The Problem with Class Actions for Historical Sexual Abuse Cases

Class Proceedings In Ontario, class actions are governed by the Class Proceedings Act[1], (the “CPA”). Class actions allow an individual t...
Oct 22, 2018
Presentation

OTLA 2018 Fall Conference - The Prudent Parent: Holding School Boards Liable

OTLA 2018 Fall Conference - The Prudent Parent: Holding School Boards Liable
Oct 19, 2018
Presentation

Pursuing Compensation for Victims of Crime: Civil Lawsuits

Tackling Sexual Violence, Toronto Police Service, Sex Crimes Unit, 14th Sex Crimes Conference
Mar 26, 2018
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

When Should the Survivor of a Sexual Assault Seek the Advice of a Civil Lawyer?

Sexual assault is a traumatic event; one that can strip away one’s trust in the legal system. If the system was not there to protect the survivo...
Mar 21, 2018
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Improving the Legal Experience of Sexual Assault Survivors

The recent allegations against Harvey Weinstein and subsequent explosion of sexual assault allegations in the United States has brought the issue of s...
Dec 21, 2017
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

The Problem with Class Actions for Historical Sexual Abuse Cases

In Ontario, class actions are governed by the Class Proceedings Act, 1992, S.O. 1992, c.6 (the “CPA”). Class actions allow an individual t...
Oct 19, 2017
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Appeal of $24K Damages Award Against Assault Complainant

A Niagara woman is appealing a judgement requiring her to pay almost $24,000 to her ex-boyfriend who she says sexually assaulted her. The woman report...
Sep 1, 2017
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Ontario Disability Support Program Changes Help Abuse Survivors

The Ontario Government has made changes to social assistance programs that will provide increased support to sexual abuse survivors. Sexual abuse caus...
Aug 21, 2017
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Relationship Lies

Can you sue a romantic partner for deceiving you? In two recent cases Canadian courts considered this issue. In the first case, the lie was about the ...
May 10, 2017
Article

'Revenge porn' brings 100k in damages

This article originally appeared in the April 29, 2016 issue of The Lawyers Weekly.
May 2, 2016
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