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Application of Issue Estoppel and Police Disciplinary Proceedings in Penner v. Niagara, 2013 SCC 19

April 8, 2013

On April 5th, 2013, The Supreme Court released its decision in the Penner v. Niagara  Regional Police matter.

Penner took the matter to The Supreme Court of Canada and was successful!

The Supreme Court in a 4-3 decision found that the circumstances ought not to give rise to issue estoppel.

The Urban Alliance on Race Relations served as a public interest intervener in the Penner v. Niagara matter at the Supreme Court of Canada represented by Stevensons lawyers Maureen Whelton and Richard Macklin http://stevensonlaw.net/sevensons-on-successful-side-at-supreme-court-of-canada/.

The majority of the Court held that the appellant’s administrative complaint against the police did not preclude a civil action for damages. The Court’s decision is of broad importance in that it articulates the law of issue estoppel as it relates to administrative decision makers. Stevensons lawyers Maureen Whelton and Richard Macklin acted for the intervener Urban Alliance on Race Relations. – StevensonsLLP

Penner v. Niagara (Regional Police Services Board), 2013 SCC 19 (CanLII)

Read full details of the Supreme  Court of Canada Penner decision here

SCC Case Information Docket – 33959

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