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Criminal Law - Criminal injury compensation - Appeals and judicial review - Entitlement

Thursday, March 09, 2017 @ 7:00 PM  

Appeal by Laursen from the dismissal of his application for judicial review of the refusal to award him lost earning benefits. On February 17, 2011, Laursen was viciously beaten during the course of an apparent robbery. He suffered severe head trauma and was hospitalized. On his admittance to hospital, he tested positive for cocaine and/or amphetamines. In the years preceding the assault, he had struggled with addiction issues, polysubstance abuse and diabetes. He had been hospitalized for a relapse just prior to the assault, having been...