Supreme Court judge on leave
Justice Ben Taylor on medical leave for an ‘unknown duration’
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.”