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CFL Class Action

Date Filed:

The BC Claim

This proposed action was commenced in British Columbia (the “BC Claim”) by Mr. Bruce against the Canadian Football League (“CFL”), its teams, former commissioner and others on behalf of former CFL players who suffered concussion-related injuries while playing in the league (“Former Players”).
By Order of the Supreme Court of British Columbia dated March 11, 2016, the BC Claim was struck. Leave to the British Columbia Court of Appeal was dismissed on May 12, 2017. Mr. Bruce’s legal claims were directed to proceed by way of labour arbitration rather than through the courts.

The Ontario Class Action

On May 29, 2015, a proposed class action was commenced in Ontario by Mr. Banks against the CFL, its teams, former commissioner and others on behalf of Former Players.
On May 23, 2023, by Order of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the proposed class action has now been discontinued against all of the defendants.
Former Players who have suffered a concussion-related injury caused while playing in the CFL prior to October 31, 2023 can pursue claims through an agreed upon labour arbitration process. For more information on the arbitration process, please see the Short Form Notice. The arbitration deadline is April 30, 2024.
Important: if you know you suffered a concussion-related injury while playing in the CFL and you do not file a grievance by the April 30, 2024 deadline, you will not be entitled to file a claim at a later date.

Who Do I Contact?

Inquiries about the arbitration process, or for assistance with filing a grievance, should be directed to your own lawyer or the CFLPA. Alternatively, you may contact Robyn Wishart at:

Wishart Brain & Spine Law

Attention: Robyn Wishart
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 1.855.947.4278
Mail: #1010-570 Granville St.,
Vancouver, BC  V6C 3P1

Website: https://brainandspinelaw.com

General inquiries about the Ontario class action and the discontinuance of that action should be directed to:

Foreman & Company

Attention: Anni Barry
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 519.914.1175 ext. 107

Attention: CFL Class Action
Mail: 4 Covent Market Place
London, ON  N6A 1E2

Website: https://www.foremancompany.com/cfl

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