Top Five 2006
Each year at OJEN’s Toronto Summer Law Institute, a judge from the Court of Appeal for Ontario identifies five cases that are of significance in the educational setting. This summary, based on these comments and observations, is appropriate for discussion and debate in the classroom setting.
Summaries of important legal cases from 2006, as identified by the Honourable Mr. Justice Stephen Goudge of the Ontario Court of Appeal at OJEN’s 2006 Summer Law Institute.
Party hosts found not responsible for injury to another caused by an intoxicated party guest who is in a car accident after leaving their home. The full decision is available here.
Employer operating residential school found not to be vicariously liable for sexual assault committed by an employee. The full decision is available here.
Operating a common bawdy house is found not to constitute criminal indecency in this circumstance, but the court creates a new test for determining what constitutes criminal indecency. The full decision is available here.
Public officer did not breach trust by asking for an additional report on his daughter’s car accident. The full decision is available here.
General deterrence is found not to be a sentencing factor under the YCJA. The full decision is available here.
A university student is suspected to be a child abuser. Teacher and university are found liable for reporting without having reasonable cause. The full decision is available here.
Date Produced: 2006