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civil liability

  • Published by Jill Bishop,

If I am injured in an assault, will the judge award punitive damages to punish my assailant?  What if my other damages are significant, and already impose financial hardship on the assailant? In a decision released this week (Rycroft v.

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

If an attacker has been criminally convicted for assault and the victim sues for financial compensation for injuries caused by the assault, is the judge in the civil trial bound by the findings of the judge in the criminal trial?