Cases

Women file civil suit against police and public health officials for failing to warn them about Carl Leone

Leone Victims Never Warned
October 15, 2012

New Zealand: Court of Appeal rules HIV non-disclosure is sexual assault

March 12, 2012

Update(s): 12/13th March 2012 The New Zealand Court of Appeal has ruled that otherwise consensual unprotected sex without disclosure of known HIV-positive vitiates consent, meaning that potential HIV exposure (non-disclosure without transmission) could well be upgraded from criminal nuisance to … More

Canada: Civil HIV exposure case over consensual lesbian sex in jail – analysis

November 23, 2010

Last week, a woman in Kamloops, BC, arrested for drunkenness and who subsequently engaged in consensual lesbian sex with a fellow prisoner (revealed 10 days later as being HIV-positive) – and who were watched by seven members of the Royal … More

Australia: Defendant in AU$750k Sydney gay civil case now faces criminal charges

July 30, 2010

A 55 year-old gay man who was successfully sued for AU$757,487 in April for allegedly misrepresenting his HIV-positive status as HIV-negative to his former long-term partner who is now also HIV-positive, is now facing criminal charges. one count of “cause … More

Canada: Fourth woman sues Carl Leone, the police and the health department for not protecting her from HIV

June 3, 2009

Carl Leone, the Canadian who was sentenced to 18 years in prison in April 2008 after being found guilty of infecting five women with HIV and exposing ten further women, now has four of the HIV-positive complainants suing him – … More

US: Baseball star’s ex-girlfriend drops civil suit alleging HIV exposure

May 14, 2009

A US$15 million civil suit that made US headlines in February (but which I did not report on my blog at the time) that alleged that a well-known US baseball player “knew or should have known” that he was HIV-positive … More

US: Man at centre of 2007 XDR-TB alert sues CDC

April 29, 2009

I was alerted to this rather interesting piece of news by a regular reader from Canada, who points out the incredible differences between the way TB exposure and HIV exposure are treated. “Why was this guy not charged with some … More

Canada: Man sues Canadian government over lack of pre-2001 mandatory HIV testing (updated)

March 30, 2009

A Toronto man is suing the Canadian government for CAD$33 million (£18.5m) because it did not bring in mandatory HIV testing of immigrants until 2001. Percy Whiteman is the former husband of Thai migrant, Suwalee Iamkhong, who was found guilty … More

Netherlands: ‘Groningen three’ sued for €1 million

February 4, 2009

Somehow, I missed the November verdict of the trial of the three men from the northern Dutch city of Groningen who were on trial for drugging, raping and deliberately injecting HIV-tainted blood into 12 men at private sex parties. According … More

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