Merchant Law Group LLP has launched class action litigation against the government of Saskatchewan on behalf of a class of persons who were abused while in foster care.
The Court has certified the same class action, which includes all persons:
a) Who between January 1, 1959 and November 14, 2017 were in the custody and guardianship of the Minister pursuant to The Child Welfare Act, The Family Services Act, or The Child and Family Services Act; AND
b) Who, while in the custody and guardianship of the Minister, suffered personal injury as a result of a crime or tort committed by a third party; AND
c) For whom the Defendants did not make a claim under The Criminal Injuries Compensation Act, The Victims of Crime Act, or The Victims of Crime Act, 1995, or commence a civil action to obtain compensation on their behalf, or hire a lawyer to represent their interests.
[Class Members, as defined above, include those persons who were on apprehended status, were temporary wards, were long term wards, or were permanent wards.]
The Court has not yet decided whether the Government did anything wrong. The government denies that the Plaintiffs’ claims have merit.
If you wish to be kept informed as to the status of this case, please join our contact list for the Saskatchewan Foster Care Class Action, by completing the form below. Please note, providing your contact information creates no lawyer-client relationship or financial obligation for you.
Merchant Law Group LLP has 10 offices across Canada and is well-known for pursuing class action lawsuits in Canada including litigation regarding Maple Leaf, Celebrex/Bextra, Vioxx, Sony, Residential Schools and various other cases. Tony Merchant, Q.C. is known to be one of Canada’s most active litigators with more than 600 reported cases in leading Caselaw Journals, having argued thousands of cases before the Canadian and American Courts, in Trial and Administrative Courts, and the Courts of Appeal of various American and Canadian jurisdictions, the Federal Court of Canada, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Tony Merchant, Q.C., has a long history in pursuing public policy cases and is a former Member of the Legislative Assembly (M.L.A.)
IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THE CONTACT LIST REGARDING THIS CLASS ACTION, PLEASE COMPLETE THE BELOW FORM. (Please note, providing your contact information creates no lawyer-client relationship or financial obligation. You are not charged any fee or cost for joining the contact list for this class action – our law firm would likely paid a contingency fee from the compensation recovered, if this class action is successful.)