Sexual abuse and prescription: The Supreme Court intervenes in an action governed by Quebec law

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On October 29, 2010, the Supreme Court rendered a very brief judgment in the case of Christensen v. Roman Catholic Archbishop of Québec and ordered the file be remanded to the Superior Court to assess the evidence in order to determine whether the civil liability action brought in the context of a sexual assault that took place more than 25 years earlier, should be dismissed on the grounds that it was prescribed.

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