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Sheriffs negligent for violent take-down of elderly visitor – $65K damages awarded

In the recent decision of Sweeney v. British Columbia 2018 BCSC 1832, the plaintiff sought damages after being injured after a takedown at the Victoria, B.C. courthouse in 2014. The issues before the Court were whether the sheriffs breached the standard of care in forcibly escorting Mr. Sweeney to the exit of the courthouse and/or executing the takedown, whether Mr. Sweeney was contributorily negligent, what injuries Mr. Sweeney suffered as a result of the takedown, and what damages are appropriate to compensate him for his injuries. The counsel for the Plaintiff was Karl Hauer. The counsels for the Defendant were...

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