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November 23, 2021
Irish Government and Survivors of Church-Run Maternity Homes reach €800M Settlement
Photo by AugusteBlanqui | CC BY-SA 4.0 The Irish government has recently agreed to a settlement that would pay out upwards of €65,000 to 34,000 individuals that experienced abuse in church-run mother and baby homes. The practice had occurred in Ireland for around 80 straight years before it was finally shut down in the late 1990s.…
October 29, 2021
Quebec Church Abuse Case Reaches Settlement
A class action in Quebec against the Brothers of the Sacred Heart has settled for a total of $60 million. The filed lawsuit includes a class definition that represents all individuals who were sexually assaulted by Brothers of the Sacred Heart religious representatives. This class definition included both individuals who were in training and also…
September 29, 2021
Other manufacturers hit with DMDM Hydantoin lawsuits
In March 2020, Slater Vecchio LLP filed a lawsuit against manufacturing conglomerate Unilever after concerns that some of their TRESemme hair products may be contributing to hair loss. After the allegations of certain TRESemme hair products leading to hair loss arose, individuals went looking into other hair product brands. In particular, they were looking for…
September 27, 2021
SFU class action lawsuit update (September 2021)
Slater Vecchio LLP’s lawsuit against Simon Fraser University is progressing through the BC provincial court system. This October a court hearing between the plaintiff’s counsel, the defendant’s counsel, and the judge will be meeting to discuss the proposed schedule of the case going forward. The schedule will determine the dates on which the counsels will…
Birth Alerts Class Action Launched
September 24, 2021
‘Birth Alert’ class action lawsuit launched on behalf of indigenous mothers
This September, a class action lawsuit was started in BC on behalf of mothers who had their newborns taken from them due to a ‘birth alert’. A ‘birth alert’ occurs when a social worker tags pregnant women, so that child protection authorities appear in the hospital as the child is being born. In almost 1/3…
Class Actions in Canada
July 10, 2021
Class action legislation differences across Canada
Each province in Canada has different legislation when it comes to class action proceedings. Even though it may seem that Canada has a unified legal system, there are major legislative differences across all provinces. For example, British Columbia and Quebec have favorable legislation due to the low certification threshold, advantageous legislation, no costs, and the…
Cottonelle Flushable Wipes Lawsuit
July 9, 2021
Cottonelle flushable wipe class action update
This June, a court hearing occurred in the Cottonelle flushable wipes class action lawsuit. The Cottonelle class action seeks to represent all individuals who experienced discomfort, illness, or loss after using Kimberley Clark’s Cottonelle flushable wipes. The wipes may have contained pathogenic bacteria, leading the issues seen in members. There are multiple types of court…
People Coming Together
June 16, 2021
Why would a class action work for you?
Class action lawsuits are the way of the future. They provide judicial economy, judicial efficiency, and access to justice for all. How do they accomplish this? Class action lawsuits are brought by one individual that has been harmed, on behalf of every individual that was also affected. The goal of class action lawsuits is to…
Eyeball
May 27, 2021
Elmiron Lawsuit – What is Pigmentary Maculopathy?
Elmiron, in its chemical form, Pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS), is used to treat Interstitial Cystitis. Interstitial Cystitis is chronic bladder condition that cause serious pain, bladder pressure, and constant urination. While it is incurable, Elmiron has been incredibly effective in treating Interstitial Cystitis symptoms, and is the most prescribed drug on the market. However, current…