Court of Appeal Upholds Punitive and Moral Damage Awards

We reviewed in a recent post a case in which the trial judge awarded $200,000 in punitive damages and $100,000 in aggravated or moral damages for emotional distress. In a decision released this month[1], the Court of Appeal upheld a similar trial award of $100,000 and $25,000 in moral damages. The trial award of legal […]

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Recent Case awards $300,000 in Incremental Damages

A recent Ontario case has awarded the plaintiff employee the sum of $200,000 in punitive damages and a further sum of $100,000 in aggravated damages or damages for emotional distress.[1] He was also awarded an agreed severance payment of roughly $71,000 representing 6 months salary. The latter sum was not in contention. The Facts The […]

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