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Cab firm not liable for driver's alleged sexual assault, court affirms

Monday, June 12, 2017 @ 6:25 AM | By Kim Arnott

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.

Loretta Merritt, Torkin ManesIn Ivic v. Lakovic 2017 ONCA 446, the Court of Appeal agreed with a lower court ruling that found the connection between the activity of the company, the duties of the driver and the sexual assault was not sufficiently strong to justify imposing no-fault liability.

“As the motion judge concluded, the alleged sexual assault may be...