Sept. 10, 2020 - Across the globe, courts are rapidly adapting their practices and procedures, initially in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and now to the gradual resumption of activities and easing of restrictions. As Canadian provinces gradually move toward reopening, courts have also begun to reopen their...
Davies is Representing Four Victims of Bertrand Charest
Davies is representing four women who were among the victims of former ski coach Bertrand Charest, who was convicted and sentenced to 12 years in prison for charges related to the sexual assault of athletes, including our clients. Davies is representing these courageous women on a pro bono basis.
On behalf of our clients, we are asking that the associations that were entrusted with their protection take responsibility for having failed them and other young athletes, and implement measures and safeguards to ensure that the abuse endured by our clients and others is never repeated.
We are pleased to participate in this important initiative led by B2ten, an organization dedicated to support amateur athletes in Canada.
July 29, 2020 - In Atlantic Lottery Corp. Inc. v Babstock, 2020 SCC 19 (Babstock), the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) clarifies the contentious doctrine of “waiver of tort” and provides helpful guidance on the way courts should assess novel claims at the stage of certification of a proposed...