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 24, 2017
The defence repeatedly criticized her account as "unreliable" and "not credible." But the bigger problem, according to lawyer Loretta Merritt, is that the complainant was conscious during the periods she doesn't remember. Merritt, who represents s...
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.
Sep 12, 2016
Survivors of a shadowy chapter in the history of Canada’s prison system say the legacy of the alleged abuse they endured as children is being ignored, if not erased.
Aug 22, 2016
Loretta Merritt was recently selected as a leader in Personal Injury Litigation, as published in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada.
Jun 27, 2016
Loretta Merritt was recently named as leader in the Personal Injury field in The 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
Jun 13, 2016
Apr 12, 2016
On April 12, 2016, Martindale-Hubbell has confirmed that Loretta P. Merritt still maintains the AV Preeminent Rating. Martindale-Hubbell's highest possible rating for both ethical standards and legal ability. As a result of this honor, Ameri...
Apr 06, 2016
Loretta Merritt speaks with CBC’s Trevor Dunn regarding Jian Ghomeshi trial
Apr 05, 2016
Mar 30, 2016
I have been representing survivors of abuse by Stuckless since 1996 but the stories never stop devastating me. It’s hard to believe that one man could harm so many people so much. Today, many brave men are coming forward to tell the co...
Mar 29, 2016
Mar 02, 2016
Jan 27, 2016
On January 22, 2016, Loretta Merritt made a presentation to the Ontario Standing Committee on Social Policy with respect to Bill 132, Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act. This legislation, if passed, would remove the limitation per...
Aug 25, 2015
Loretta Merritt was recently selected as a leader in Personal Injury Litigation, as published in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. Congratulations to all professionals selected in the new edition! For more information, please visit...
Jul 24, 2015
Loretta discusses confidentiality agreements in settlements on July 23, 2015.