AA v NR, 2021 QCCS 3101 – $47,000 Punitive Damages in Quebec Domestic Violence Case

The extensive domestic violence history detailed in the recent Quebec Superior Court decision, AA v NR, 2021 QCCS 3101, resulted in the Plaintiff being award approximately $47,000.00 in punitive, pecuniary, and non-pecuniary damages.

In his decision, Justice Moore denounced domestic/conjugal violence and explained that the Defendant’s lack of remorse necessitated punitive damages impressing the seriousness of the “physical, psychological, or sexual violence towards [the Plaintiff] …or anyone else”.

This case is important as it acknowledges the changes made to the Divorce Act related to domestic violence and lawyers’ confidence in pursuing a remedy for victims in these types of matters.

The full case can be found here: http://t.soquij.ca/m7A5YIf you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship and requires support, please feel free to contact Family Law Solutions at 587-315-6490 or one of the victim resources available on the Calgary Police Services website here: https://www.calgary.ca/…/victim-resources-domestic…#domesticviolence#alberta#court#divorce#yyc#yeg#familylaw

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