Gosai Law has been involved in litigation against the provincial and federal crown, including claims against police and correctional institutions for negligence, battery, illegal search, administrative segregation, and prolonged detention in a dry cell. We have been counsel of record in interesting civil actions against the provincial and federal crown for damages arising out of alleged infringements of Charter, including infringements of freedom of religion and freedom of expression.
Gosai Law has also been involved in several notable civil actions against the crown up to the Court of Appeal for Ontario:
- Johnson v Ontario: inmate class member who sustained catastrophic injuries while incarcerated brings individual civil action against HMK alleging inter alia negligence and Charter violations. HMK alleges inmate is class member in Johnson and unable to proceed with individual claim. The appeal was procedurally complex giving rise to multiple motions addressing inter alia jurisdictional issues, a motion to admit an affidavit in lieu of a transcript of the hearing that was not recorded, an intervention from the Class Actions Clinic, costs, and, a motion to extend the time to perfect the appeal. The inmate class member was successful in three notable decisions, including the motion to admit the affidavit, the motion to quash, and the appeal proper.
- Reddock: Two inmates bring a motion for costs of their motion to opt out rendered moot by developments in the Reddock class action.
See list cases here respectively:
Johnson v. Ontario, 2021 ONCA 443
Johnson v. Ontario, 2021 ONCA 650
Johnson v. Ontario, 2022 ONCA 162
Johnson v. Ontario, 2022 ONCA 725
Reddock v. Canada (Attorney General), 2021 ONSC 6013
Gosai Law is involved in other civil litigation intersecting with criminal law, including professional negligence claims against lawyers arising out of successful ineffective assistance of counsel appeals, suing the police, and civil sexual assault.
In addition to its personal injury and crown liability practice, Gosai law has acted in defamation claims, employment matters, hospital negligence, wrongful death, and medical malpractice.
Whether you are seeking a prison lawyer or support for civil claims, contact Gosai Law for a free consultation to help you determine what steps you need to take. We ensure your Charter rights are protected.
Contact us anytime if you need support with matters like this.