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Woman’s win against parents reversed in B.C

Thursday, July 23, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Ann Macaulay

The Court of Appeal for British Columbia has reversed a decision that awarded a woman $480,000 in damages against her parents for failing to protect her from her grandfather’s sexual assaults more than half a century ago.

The court found in Antrobus v. Antrobus [2015] B.C.J. No. 1350 on June 29 that the trial judge’s findings of fact were not supported by the evidence. It “illustrates the difficulty of litigating over events that took place in the far distant past,” Justice Richard Goepel wrote on behalf...