Hopkins v Kay: Supreme Court of Canada Denies Leave to Appeal

I previously wrote about the case Hopkins v Kay, a class action lawsuit against a hospital and its employees. It is alleged that hospital employees wrongfully accessed about 280 patient records. The defendants argued that they could not be sued because breaches to health records fell under the jurisdiction of the Information and Privacy Commissioner. The Court of … Continue reading Hopkins v Kay: Supreme Court of Canada Denies Leave to Appeal

Hopkins v Kay, Court of Appeal Decision

The Ontario Court of Appeal released today (February 18) its decision from the December hearing. The appeal dealt with the jurisdiction of the Superior Court to hear “a common law claim for breach of privacy” in a hospital. The Ontario Court of Appeal stated in its decision that “there is no merit to the suggestion that the … Continue reading Hopkins v Kay, Court of Appeal Decision

Hopkins v Kay: Court of Appeal Hearing

(counsel Ian Matthews and Heather Douglas) In Hopkins v Kay, the plaintiffs allege “that approximately 280 patient records of the Peterborough Regional Health Centre were intentionally and wrongfully accessed by the Hospital, Sir Sanford Fleming College and seven employees of the Hospital without the consent of the patients”. http://www.canlii.org/en/on/onsc/doc/2014/2014onsc321/2014onsc321.html The Court of Appeal hearing dealt mainly … Continue reading Hopkins v Kay: Court of Appeal Hearing