Government Negligence and Other Wrongdoing

PUBLIC LAW - Government Negligence and Other Wrongdoing

Our lawyers have acted on leading cases concerning allegations of negligence and other public wrongdoing by governments and their agencies. Among the cases in which we have acted are the following:

  • We represent a police officer in an action brought against Crown attorneys and law enforcement authorities for alleged malicious prosecution, wrongful imprisonment and negligent investigation. Leadbeater v. Ontario (2004), 70 O.R. (3d) 224 (S.C.J.).

  • We acted for the defendants in Jane Doe v. Metropolitan Toronto (Municipality) Commissioners of Police (1998), 39 O.R. (3d) 487 (Gen. Div.) (Trial), see also (1990), 74 O.R. (2d) 225 (Div. Ct.), a landmark case on whether the police had acted negligently in a criminal investigation and had breached a constitutional duty of care by failing to warn a woman of the possibility that she might be assaulted by a serial rapist.