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Back in March 2014, we published a blog post titled Coordinating Criminal and Civil Justice as a Means of Recovery for Fraud Victims. In May 2015, our post was republished by the Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada (“ACFI”). The blog post was also the subject of a presentation at an ACFI annual fraud conference. In the original post and conference presentation, our focus was on advising fraud victims or their representatives, that…
In our prior blog post, Why the Criminal Process is Secondary in Fraud Recovery – Part I – Criminal Search Rights Override Victim Recovery Rights, we summarized the recently released case of R. v. Tashanna Mullings, 2019 ONSC 2408, published by the Ontario Courts. The bottom line of that case is that fraud victims need to understand that the Canadian criminal justice system, in its application of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms,…
At Investigation Counsel, we receive inquiries from fraud victims, often through the internet, requesting information on alternatives to traditional civil recovery due to the cost of private litigation. One such request was for information as to whether recoveries are viable by making a claim under Ontario’s Civil Remedies Act. In July 2017, we published a blog post entitled what Fraud Victims Should Know About Recovery Through the Civil Remedies Act . This post provides an…