Jul 27, 2017

Loretta Merritt speaks to The Lawyer’s Daily on the court’s ruling that a cab firm is not liable for a driver’s alleged sexual assault

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.

In Ivic v. Lakovic 2017 ONCA 446, the Court of Appeal agreed with a lower court ruling that found the connection between the activity of the company, the duties of the driver and the sexual assault was not sufficiently strong to justify imposing no-fault liability.

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