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CIVIL PROCEDURE - Discovery - Production and inspection of documents - Privileged documents - Crown privilege or public interest

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 @ 8:35 AM  

Appeal by the parties from three orders related to document discovery. The plaintiff was an inmate transferred to a federal penitentiary. The following day he was brutally assaulted by other inmates, resulting in severe injuries. The assault occurred in the prison yard with no guards present, in an area without video surveillance. The plaintiff sued the Crown and individual penitentiary employees on the basis of occupier's liability and negligence. The claim alleged the defendants ought to have known that the plaintiff, as a criminal gang member,...