Young v Bella [2006, Canada]

Facts

  • A student wrote an essay on child abuse, with an anecdote which made the professor marking it believe that the student was a child abuser
  • The professor reported the student for child abuse
  • The student had in fact plagiarised the entire essay

Issue

  • ¬†Could the professor be liable

Decision

  • Liability allowed

Reasoning

  • No reasonable cause
RELATED CASE  Bolitho v City & Hackney Health Authority [1997]

Posted in Tort Law Revision Notes.

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