Sexual assault victim awarded $1.5 million
A Hamilton jury has awarded $1.5 million to a woman raped by a friend in a university dorm room more than seven years ago.
The case is one that the victim, who cannot be identified, and her civil lawyer, Rob Hooper, say offers important lessons about preventing and dealing with sexual assaults, particularly on university campuses.
Hooper, an experienced litigator, said the case is very unusual — it’s not typical for sexual assault victims to sue their attackers and the ones who do don’t get $1.5 million judgments.
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