Bruce Feldthusen

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Professor

57 Louis Pasteur Street

Ottawa, K1N 6N5

Canada

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (23)

Public Authority Immunity from Negligence Liability: Uncertain, Unnecessary, and Unjustified

(2014) 92:2 Canadian Bar Review (Forthcoming)., Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2014-11
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 May 2014 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2015
Bruce Feldthusen
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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torts, negligence, immunity, government, public authority, policy operational, proximity

Public Authority Immunity from Negligence Liability: Uncertain, Unnecessary, and Unjustified

[2013] 92 Can Bar Rev 2011
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 25 Feb 2015
Bruce Feldthusen
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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law, torts,negligence, liability, government, public authorities , damages, immunity

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Hedley Byrne: Abandoned by the Supreme Court of Canada

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 17 Jul 2015
Bruce Feldthusen
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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torts, negligence, economic loss, misrepresentation, misstatement, rights-based negligence, duty of care

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Civil Liability for Sexual Assault in Aboriginal Residential Schools: The Baker Did it

2006-08 Canadian Journal of Law and Society Article Prize, Bruce Feldthusen, “Civil Liability for Sexual Assault in Aboriginal Residential Schools: The Baker Did It” (2007), 22 CJLS 61
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 03 May 2014
Bruce Feldthusen
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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judicial, decisions. tort, plaintiff, sexual abuse, residential schools, credibility, damage, vicarious liability, harm, uncompensated, government, abuse

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Liability for Pure Economic Loss: Yes, But Why?

University of Western Australia Law Review, Vol. 28, No. 84, 1998
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 27 Jul 2014
Bruce Feldthusen
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
Downloads 206 (165,014)
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liability, economic loss, negligence, misrepresentation, relational loss, defective buildings, discretionary public benefits, performance, services, Supreme Court of Canada, decisions, High Court of Australia, novel, duty of care

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Therapeutic Consequences of Civil Actions for Damages and Compensation Claims by Victims of Sexual Abuse - An Empirical Study

“Therapeutic Consequences of Civil Actions for Damages and Compensation Claims by Victims of Sexual Abuse - An Empirical Study” (2000), 12 Can J Women & Law 66  (with Olena Hankivsky and Lorraine Greaves).
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 27 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 29 Dec 2019
Bruce Feldthusen, Olena Hankivsky and Lorraine Greaves
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section, Independent and Independent
Downloads 189 (178,759)
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survivors, sexual abuse, compensation, claims, therapeutic jurisprudence, compensation, Criminal Injuries Compensation Board of Ontario, civil actions, sexual battery

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Product Liability in North America

Product Liability: Fundamental Questions in a Comparative Perspective, (Eds) Helmut Koziol, Michael D. Green, Mark Lunney, Ken Oliphant, Lixin Yang, Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG, 2017; ISBN 9783110547559, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 18-01
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 15 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2018
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section, Wake Forest University - School of Law, Harvard Law School and New York University School of Law
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Restatement (Third) Products Liability, risk-utility, Section 402A, strict liability, warranty, blood shield laws, consumer expectations, design defect, enterprise liability, Escola, failure to warn, loss spreading, manufacturing defect, negligence, products liability, privity, punitive damages

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Tilting the Balance of Power between the Courts and Government Through the Common Law of Negligence

Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2015-31
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 18 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 10 Oct 2015
Bruce Feldthusen
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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negligence. duty of care, government liability, public authority liability, Crown immunity, duty to rescue, duty to benefit another, duty to protect another, statutory public duty

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Vicarious Liability for Sexual Torts

“Vicarious Liability for Sexual Torts” in Mullany and Linden (Eds.) Torts Tomorrow: A Tribute to John Fleming (LBC Information Services, Sydney, 1998), pp. 221-243
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 03 May 2014
Bruce Feldthusen
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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vicarious liability, employment, tort, defendant, unemployed, risk, liability, employer, employee, sexual tort, sexual

Vicarious Liability for Sexual Torts

Mullany and Linden (Eds.) Torts Tomorrow: A Tribute to John Fleming (LBC Information Services, Sydney, 1998), pp.221-243
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 03 Aug 2014
Bruce Feldthusen
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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vicarious liability, law, sufficient connection, test, employment, risk, defendants, tort, unemployed, sexual tort

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The Civil Action for Sexual Battery: Therapeutic Jurisprudence?

"The Civil Action for Sexual Battery: Therapeutic Jurisprudence?", Ottawa Law Review, Vol. 25, pp. 203-235, 1993
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 Jul 2014
Bruce Feldthusen
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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sexual battery, cases, tort, plaintiff, women, defendant, judgement, jurisprudence, civil litigation, victim

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Please Anns – No More Proximity Soup

Supreme Court of Canada Law Review, Forthcoming , Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2018-21
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 24 Sep 2018
Bruce Feldthusen
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
Downloads 129 (245,828)
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torts, negligence, duty, proximity, Anns, Cooper

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Justice Beverley McLachlin and Tort Law: The Good, the Bad, and the Puzzling

Common Law Controversies at the McLachlin Court, Vanessa Gruben, Graham Mayeda and Owen Rees, eds., UToronto Press, Forthcoming, Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2018-20
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 14 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 29 Dec 2019
Bruce Feldthusen
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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Torts, Negligence, Supreme Court of Canada, Justuce Beverly McLachlin, Proximity, Women and the law, psychiatric damage, original position

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Vicarious Liability for Sexual Abuse

“Vicarious Liability for Sexual Abuse” (2001), 9 Tort Law Review, pp. 173-178.
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 15 Aug 2014
Bruce Feldthusen
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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Canada, case law, UK, United Kingdom, vicarious liability, sexual abuse, institutional, Salmon test, close connection test, policy, decision

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Simplifying Canadian Negligence Actions Against Public Authorities – Or Maybe Not

Bruce Feldthusen, “Simplifying Canadian negligence actions against public authorities – or maybe not” (2012), 20 Tort Law Review 176.
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 03 May 2014
Bruce Feldthusen
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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public authority, negligence, liability, private, law, duty of care, test, government

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Pure Economic Loss ‑ Has the High Court Reinvented the Square Wheel?

"Pure Economic Loss ‑ Has the High Court Reinvented the Square Wheel?" (2000), 8 Tort Law Review 33.
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 27 Jul 2014
Bruce Feldthusen
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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Perre v Apand Pty Ltd, High Court of Australia, liability, pure economic loss, commercial, disputes

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Supressing Damages in Involuntary Parenthood Actions: Contorting Tort Law, Denying Reproductive Freedom, and Discriminating Against Mothers

Forthcoming 29:1 Canadian Journal of Family Law, October, 2014., Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2014-12
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 07 May 2014 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2014
Bruce Feldthusen
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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torts, negligence, damages, wrongful birth, wrongful parenthood, child rearing, discrimination

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10 Reasons to Reject Unique Public Duties of Care in Negligence

Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2017-22
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 26 May 2017 Last Revised: 16 Jun 2017
Bruce Feldthusen
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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negligence, duty, government liability, public authority liability, police liability, separation of powers, addirmative duties of care, tort

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Suppressing Damages in Involuntary Parenthood Actions: Contorting Tort Law, Denying Reproductive Freedom and Discriminating Against Mothers

[2014] 29 CJFL 11
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 29 Mar 2015
Bruce Feldthusen
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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parenthood, birth, medical malpractice, birth control, reporductive freedom, sex discrimination

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Failure to Confer Discretionary Public Benefits: The Case for Complete Negligence Immunity

Bruce Feldthusen, “Failure to Confer Discretionary Public Benefits: The Case for Complete Negligence Immunity (1997) 5 Tort Law Review 17
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 03 May 2014
Bruce Feldthusen
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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total immunity, liability, negligence, public discretion, policy formation, implementation, Australia, Canada, law, England, immunity, New Zealand, public, benefits, private, tort law

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Punitive Damages in Canada: Hard Choices and High Stakes

“Punitive Damages in Canada: Hard Choices and High Stakes” [1998] New Zealand Law Review 741.        
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 Jul 2014
Bruce Feldthusen
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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law, punitive damages, Canada, awards, New Zealand, sexual battery, courts, deterrence

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The Canadian Experiment with the Civil Action for Sexual Battery

Mullany (ed.) Torts In The Nineties, (The Law Book Co., Sidney, 1997), pp. 274-305
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 03 Aug 2014
Bruce Feldthusen
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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incest, Canadian, decisions, child, sexual abuse, plaintiff, criminal, civil, judgements, recovery, legal, law, actions, trial

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Bungled Police Emergency Calls and the Problems with Unique Duties of Care

(2017) 68 UNBLJ, Forthcoming, Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2017-11
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 27 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2017
Bruce Feldthusen
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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torts, constitutional law, separation of powers, unique duties of care, government liability

Discriminatory Damage Quantification in Civil Actions for Sexual Battery

"Discriminatory Damage Quantification in Civil Actions for Sexual Battery", (1994), 44 U. of Toronto L. J, pp. 133-167.
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 15 Aug 2014
Bruce Feldthusen
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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cases, civil rights, violations, damages, measurement, evolved, tort, actions, experiences, judges, jury

Discriminatory Damage Quantification in Civil Actions for Sexual Battery

(1994), 44 U. of Toronto L. J, pp. 133-167
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 23 Sep 2014
Bruce Feldthusen
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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civil rights, violations, measurement, damages, tort, judges, jury, law, minority groups, sexual battery

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What the United States Taught the Commonwealth About Pure Economic Loss: Time to Repay the Favour

Pepperdine Law Review, Vol. 38, p 309, 2011
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 02 Aug 2014
Bruce Feldthusen
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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recovery, pure economic loss, negligence, comparative study