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CURRENT CASES

A SAMPLE OF OUR ACTIVE CASES

Sexual Abuse by David Latimer at Kilcoo Camp

On behalf of two clients, Gillian Hnatiw & Co. has commenced two civil claims in the Superior Court of Justice against David “Lub” Latimer and Kilcoo Camp.

 

Our client in the first action, J. Doe #1, alleges Latimer sexually assaulted them at or near Kilcoo Camp when they were approximately 7 years old during a school outdoor education program in the 1990s. They also allege Latimer subjected them to an ongoing pattern of inappropriate behaviour for several years thereafter.

 

Our client in the second action, J. Doe #2, is also a former school group camper at Kilcoo Camp. She alleges Latimer sexually assaulted and harassed her over many years, beginning when she was a teenager volunteering at the camp in the 2010s. Latimer’s varied sexual misconduct continued throughout her employment at Kilcoo Camp as a teenager and a young adult.

 

If you have experienced misconduct by Latimer, or anyone else, please contact us here. We would be pleased to speak with you about the possibility of representation by our firm.

RELEVANT MEDIA COVERAGE

Sexual Abuse by Wayne Tennant

Our client, Jeff Budd, attended Mackenzie King Public School in Kitchener, Ontario in the late 1970s. Jeff alleges that he was sexually abused by his fifth-grade homeroom teacher, Wayne Tennant, beginning in 1979. Tennant was later arrested and, in 1982, pled guilty to three counts of indecent assault relating to three male students at the school (not including Jeff).

 

If you were abused or witnessed misconduct by Wayne Tennant, we invite you to contact us here.

RELEVANT MEDIA COVERAGE

Harassment, Mistreatment and Abuse at Water Polo Canada

On behalf of four clients, Gillian Hnatiw & Co. has commenced a civil claim in the Superior Court of Justice against Water Polo Canada.

 

Our clients, all of whom were Canadian national team athletes during the events at issue, allege that employees of Water Polo Canada subjected them to a campaign of harassment, mistreatment, and physical, verbal, and emotional abuse. They also allege that Water Polo Canada knew about the abuse but did nothing to intervene or prevent it from recurring.

 

If you have experienced misconduct by Water Polo Canada, or anyone else, please contact us here. We would be pleased to speak with you about the possibility of representation by our firm.

RELEVANT MEDIA COVERAGE

Sexual Abuse by Douglas Christo Stephens at Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa

Douglas Christo Stephens was convicted of sexually assaulting our client and two other women who attended the Leaside location of Hand & Stone for massage therapy treatments. Our client has commenced a civil claim in the Superior Court of Justice against Hand & Stone.

 

If you have experienced misconduct by Stephens, or anyone else, please contact us here. We would be pleased to speak with you about the possibility of representation by our firm.

RELEVANT MEDIA COVERAGE

Sexual Abuse by Kevin Ray Campbell at Goodlife Fitness

Kevin Ray Campbell was convicted of sexually assaulting our client and two other women who attended the Oshawa Centre Mall location of Goodlife Fitness. Our client has commenced a civil claim in the Superior Court of Justice against Campbell & Goodlife Fitness.

 

If you have experienced misconduct by Campbell, or anyone else, please contact us here. We would be pleased to speak with you about the possibility of representation by our firm.

RELEVANT MEDIA COVERAGE

Sexual Assault & Harassment by Colin E. MacDonald

Our client, Elizabeth (Liz) LeClair, worked as a fundraiser for several prominent institutions in Halifax. In the course of multiple jobs, she was required to interact with Colin E. MacDonald, the co-founder of Clearwater Seafood. Liz alleges that MacDonald subjected her to a pattern of unwelcome sexualized comments and questions over several years, which escalated to a blatant sexual proposition during a car trip to Antigonish. After rejecting his advances, Liz alleges she spent the duration of the car ride afraid that MacDonald would force himself on her.

 

If you experienced or witnesses sexual misconduct by Colin E. MacDonald, we invite you to contact us here.

RELEVANT MEDIA COVERAGE

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