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Offences Against the Person Act, 1828, Section 28 (1977)

Keywords: offence; person; tort; assault; criminal; res judicata; autrefois; acquit; convict; certificate; immunity; civil; proceeding; Offences Against the Person Act, 1828

Section 28 of the Offences Against the Person Act, 1828, provided that if a person had faced criminal proceedings for a minor assault, that person would, if certain conditions were met, be freed of any civil liability to the person assaulted. This project looked at whether or not section 28 should continue to be part of the law in British Columbia.

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