A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed in the Yukon against the Government of Yukon, the Department of Education and the Jack Hulland Elementary School Council of Attendance Area #22.
This action arises from the systemic use of holds, restraints and involuntary seclusion to control students’ behavior at Jack Hulland Elementary School (“Jack Hulland”) beginning in, or about, September, 2002 and to about June, 2022.
A copy of the Statement of Claim is available under Documents.
The proposed class action is brought on behalf of all students and former students of Jack Hulland who were subject to holds and restraints and/or who were locked in a room and/or placed in seclusion between January 1, 2002 and June 30, 2022.
There is a proposed settlement of the claim against the School Council. All people who may have such a claim have the ability to object or comment on the proposed settlement at a hearing on April 19th, 2023 at the Yukon Supreme Court courthouse at 2134 Second Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon. The settlement is to end the law suit against the School Council in exchange for providing cooperation to the plaintiffs in the nature of documents and information. The class action will continue against the Yukon Government.
For more information, please review the Notice of Settlement Hearing or contact Class Counsel.
A copy of the Settlement Agreement, the Short-Form Notice of Settlement Hearing, and the Long-Form Notice of Settlement Hearing are available under Documents.
The contested litigation is continuing against the Yukon Government.
The application to certify the action as a class proceeding against the Yukon Government is currently scheduled to proceed June 26 – 30th, 2023. The Yukon Government has indicated that they intend to oppose certification of the action as a class proceeding
A copy of the plaintiff’s Application for Certification is available under Documents
For more information please contact Sahar Majidi, Paralegal at (604) 689-7555 or email [email protected].
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