Thursday, August 24, 2017
Allen Linden has passed away at the age of 83. A former Justice of Canada's Federal Court of Appeal, he was named Officer of the Order of Canada in 2015. Moreover, he was a distinguished torts professor who continued to teach the subject during his judicial duties. Linden studied with William Prosser at Berkeley, and became one of Canada's most-respected torts professors, teaching primarily at Osgoode Hall Law School. In the 1960s, he authored a study on compensation for automobile accidents which led to the adoption of a no-fault plan in Ontario in 1969. I never had the honor of meeting him, but I have heard numerous friends speak of him in glowing terms. Rest in peace. An obituary is here.