Supreme Court judge on leave

Jus­tice Ben Tay­lor on med­i­cal leave for an ‘un­known du­ra­tion’

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND - BY TERESA WRIGHT Teresa.wright@the­ Twit­

P.E.I. Supreme Court Jus­tice Ben Tay­lor has been placed on med­i­cal leave.

Act­ing Chief Jus­tice Gor­don Camp­bell is­sued a no­tice to the le­gal com­mu­nity of Prince Ed­ward Is­land on Fri­day in­form­ing them of Tay­lor’s leave.

No other de­tails were in­cluded about Tay­lor’s con­di­tion ex­cept that the leave would be “of un­known du­ra­tion,” and as such, any cases that have been as­signed to him would have to be re­viewed by the court to de­ter­mine their sta­tus.

Any cases that have al­ready been heard but where no de­ci­sion has been de­liv­ered may have to be re­heard, ac­cord­ing to the Ju­di­ca­ture Act.

Dur­ing the last year, the court of ap­peal has over­turned sev­eral de­ci­sions de­liv­ered by Tay­lor, cit­ing er­rors in find­ings.

Camp­bell could not be reached for com­ment Tues­day and a staff per­son at the Supreme Court of­fice said she could not dis­close any de­tails about why Tay­lor was placed on med­i­cal leave or about the sta­tus of his cases.

“I will be in con­tact with coun­sel and/or sel­f­rep­re­sented lit­i­gants to dis­cuss the process in each case,” Camp­bell wrote in his no­tice Fri­day.

“I ask mem­bers to join me in wish­ing Jus­tice Tay­lor the best pos­si­ble health into the fu­ture.”

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