Jun 29, 2018
A decade-long court battle between the Roman Catholic Diocese of London and its insurance company has disclosed $15 million in largely secret settlements to people who sued priests for sexual abuse.
May 22, 2018
So many women are speaking out about sexual assault by resort employees in numerous countries, Trip Advisor announced last fall that it would flag hotels where assaults have been reported.
May 01, 2018
OTLA champions and advocates for the rights of those who have suffered injury and loss through the wrongdoing of others.
Apr 26, 2018
The John A. McLeish Award honours a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the goals of a fair trial and access to justice, as an advocate, in legal scholarship, continuing legal education, legal writing, journalism, politics or government.
Feb 12, 2018
Training school survivor haunted for decades: What happened to James Forbes?
Jan 05, 2018
The accuser is a witness for the Crown, meaning she doesn't have a right to representation by a lawyer and has no say in how the proceeding is conducted said Loretta Merritt, a Toronto-based lawyer who specializes in sexual abuse lawsuits.
Dec 19, 2017
Class actions are not always best — individual lawsuits may be better. Get advice about opting out.
Dec 14, 2017
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Dec 12, 2017
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Nov 20, 2017
While there are certainly advantages to pursuing historical sexual abuse claims by way of a class
action, there are also distinct disadvantages.
Sep 11, 2017
A Toronto woman is the 4th woman to come forward alleging she was sexually assaulted by an employee at a RUI resort in the Dominican Republic.
Aug 23, 2017
The family of deceased baby Kody Smart has launched a lawsuit against Niagara Region Children’s Aid Society after it gave custody of the child to his grandfather — convicted child abuser Brian Matthews
Aug 22, 2017
Loretta Merritt was recently selected as a leader in Personal Injury Litigation, as published in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada©.
Aug 10, 2017
Loretta Merritt interviewed by CBC and Zoomer Radio regarding sexual assault case involving three Toronto police officers
Jul 27, 2017
Ontario’s top court has ruled that a taxi company is not vicariously liable for a sexual assault that a driver allegedly committed on an intoxicated female passenger.
Jun 05, 2017
Consent, alcohol, the complainant's credibility: common themes in sexual assault cases that are now set to play out in an uncommonly high-profile setting, as the trial begins Monday for three Toronto police officers accused of sexually assaulting a female colleague.
May 29, 2017
Loretta Merritt was recommended in the field of Personal Injury by The 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
May 19, 2017
"Stealthing” is the new sexual assault — a crime by any other name, say Canadian lawyers — that adds another twist to current issues of consent in cases of sexual violence. The practice — not rape, but “rape-adjacent&...
Nov 29, 2016
Loretta Merritt was recently interviewed on the advantages and disadvantages of having a case heard in criminal court or before a discipline committee.