‘Evolution of Battery in Ontario’

Barker v Barker, 2020 ONSC 3746 (CanLII). The central premise behind civil laws is a private wrong done to another. According to Graham McBain in International Law Research, the earliest example of what would become the common law probably can be attributed to the Anglo-Saxon concept of ‘wounding’, which constituted a tariff system of fines from the 6th c CE, based on the nature of the injury. This personal wrong evolved into a form of trespass to the person, which we now know today as a civil tort of battery …” (more)

[Omar Ha-Redeye, CanLII Connects, 24 August]

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