Update: Canada Student Loans Class Action
Published: July 19, 2016
On March 17, 2014, this action was certified as a class action by the Federal Court. Click here to review the Reasons for Judgment and Judgment of the court. The decision was under appeal. On July 6, 2015, the Federal Court of Appeal released its decision in favour of the plaintiffs. Click here to review the Reasons for Judgment of the court. Click here to view the Order (Certification). Click here to view the Notice of Certification in English. Click here to view the Notice of Certification in French. Click here to download the Opt Out Form to fill out if you do not want to participate in the class action.
The parties have agreed to a schedule for exchanging documents. Document production is currently underway. At this time, Class Counsel is reviewing and analyzing thousands of documents received from the defendants.
Examinations for discovery are scheduled to proceed during the months of January and February, 2017.
We will continue to update this website as developments occur. We ask that you continue to check the Main Website as well. Click here to visit that page.
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NEWS - Court of Appeal Grants Bail to Raymond Stacey
"The highest court in the province has set bail conditions for a man accused of the second-degree murder of a chicken plant co-worker.
In the Court of Appeal on Wednesday, Raymond Stacey, 24, agreed to keep the peace, obey an 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. curfew, report to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary once a week, live at a particular residence in St. John's, and other conditions."
Additional Articels on this Case:
The death of Don Dunphy is a tragedy that has affected not only his immediate family and community but the province as a whole. It’s a sign of how close-knit and down-to-earth we are that when one of our own is killed, there is a collective outpouring of grief and outrage. And when that death occurs under troubling and mystifying circumstances, it causes a natural sense of fear and demand for answers and action.
The officer at the centre of the controversy over why and how Mr. Dunphy was killed has not been named, and the investigation is ongoing. Yet on Friday that officer sent a mass email to his colleagues, which has since been released to the media and published and shared widely.- See more at: http://theindependent.ca/2015/04/13/officers-letter-in-don-dunphy-killing-inflames-controversy/#sthash.aLNuROaa.dpu
Update: Western Regional Health Authority Privacy Breach Class Action
Published: July 19, 2016
The class action has now been certified to proceed on the basis of claims under negligence, contract, and both statutory and common law privacy grounds. A copy of the certification order can be seen here. The claims have yet not been proven in the law. We are presently reviewing the Defence and documentary evidence provided by Western Health. The process of discovering witnesses has also begun. Schedule A of the certification order explains the process whereby a class member (one of the 1043 individuals who received a letter from Western Health advising of breach of patient confidentiality) participates in the action. It also sets out the process to opt out.
You can read the Notice here:
Although no action need be taken at this time to remain a part of the class action, we are interested in hearing from anyone affected by any breach of patient confidentiality or other invasion of privacy at Western Health. We encourage you to contact our firm: Bob Buckingham Law, 81 Bond Street, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.
The statutory and common law relating to breach of privacy is a new area of law. It is important to us that we understand the impact of the breach of privacy on our clients. This will assist us in explaining to the court the meaning and legal significance of invasion of privacy relating to medical and other personal information. We have prepared a questionnaire that we will provide to each claimant who contacts us. We look forward to hearing from any and all of the 1043 individuals affected by the privacy breach at Western Health.
Registration for Class Action Lawsuits
If you are a Deer Lake resident affected by the canal seepage please complete the Class Action Registration Form.
On April 15th, 2015 a laptop was stolen from an employee of Kiewit. Information that was stolen included social insurance numbers, addresses, and other personal information. Please complete the Class Action Registration Form.