Class Action
CLASS ACTION

Lytton Creek Wildfire Class-Action Lawsuit

Slater Vecchio LLP has filed a class-action lawsuit against Canadian Pacific Railway, Canadian National Railway, the Attorney General of Canada, eVerifile.com, Inc., and several other entities for their roles in causing and failing to mitigate the Lytton Creek Wildfire.

The Lytton Creek Wildfire

On June 30, 2021, a fire was sparked in the Village of Lytton. It took more than two months for the fire to be deemed under control and by then approximately 90% of the Village of Lytton had been destroyed.

The Lytton Creek Wildfire was as devastating as it was predictable. The storied history of wildfires in the area and the record-breaking temperatures recorded in the days leading up to the tragedy were clear signs that the risk of disaster was real. This could have been avoided.

Slater Vecchio LLP has retained experts to investigate the cause of the wildfire and seeks to hold the Defendants accountable for their respective failures to avert the damage caused by the Lytton Creek Wildfire.

Slater Vecchio LLP filed this class-action lawsuit on October 5, 2021. On March 3, 2022, Slater Vecchio LLP was granted permission by the court to be the law firm to represent those affected by the Lytton Creek Wildfire.

What is a Class Action?

A class action is a vehicle through which a group of individuals who have suffered a loss can receive compensation from those responsible for that loss.

Who Does This Class Action Represent?

This class action is brought on behalf of all individuals or their estates who suffered personal injury or death in the Lytton Creek Wildfire, all individuals who were displaced by the Lytton Creek Wildfire, all individuals or legal persons who suffered real property or personal property losses in the Lytton Creek Wildfire, and all individuals or legal persons who suffered interference or interruption of their business as a result of the Lytton Creek Wildfire. These individuals are referred to as “Class Members”. Individuals who fit any of these criterium do not need to do anything to formally become Class Members; they are automatically represented by the lawsuit.

What Should Class Members Do Now?

Class Members should collect and keep any documentation of loss suffered due to the Lytton Creek Wildfire. This includes receipts of expenses incurred as a result of the fire, inventory of damaged property and any other relevant information.

Schedule

Slater Vecchio LLP is relentlessly pursuing this class action in order to achieve an award as efficiently and as fairly as possible. The next phase of this lawsuit is a five-day hearing scheduled to begin on February 6, 2023, and end on February 10, 2023. If successful, the court will allow this lawsuit to be heard in front of a judge who will decide whether or not a monetary award will be granted.

Contact Slater Vecchio LLP

If you were affected by the Lytton Creek Wildfire or want to know more about this class action, we invite you to submit your information through the “Contact Form” on this webpage and a representative from Slater Vecchio LLP will reach out to you.

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