Opening Closed Doors - When should domestic violence victims sue their abusers?

Boll, Rosemarie
May 2012
LawNow;May/Jun2012, Vol. 36 Issue 5, p55
The article discusses the various advantages of tort law over family law and criminal law in Canada. It mentions that in the tort law, the victim can bring a civil action for compensation even if the abuser has been convicted of a crime. The victim will also get a larger share of the property if the victim successfully adds a tort claim to a matrimonial property claim. Moreover, tort case also involves retribution which may serve as an important outcome of the case.


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