Between 2005 and 2019, the Supreme Court decided 73 tort cases (a sharp reduction from the 137 tort cases decided in the preceding 15 years). The most frequent sub-area in the docket was once again duty, which accounted for 31 cases (but none in 2006, 2010, 2015 or 2019). There were 25 cases involving tort defenses, including only one in 2005, 2011, 2014-2016 and 2019 and zero in 2013 and 2017. All other sub-areas of tort were in single digits – eight damages cases in the past 15 years, seven “other” and only two relating to breach and causation.
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