AUGUST 8TH – AUGUST 16TH, 2022
The certification application hearing is scheduled to commence on Monday August 8th at 10:00am and will conclude on August 16th. The hearing will take place at Vancouver Courthouse, located at 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC. This application was initiated by the representative plaintiff, Mr. Liptrot, the nature of this hearing is to determine whether the case can be heard as a class action rather than requiring each survivor to bring their own individual claims. This application will not determine the legal responsibility of any of the defendants.
If you have any information about abuse at either of these schools, please feel free to contact us at 604-689-7555.
If you or anyone you know is looking for support, we recommend the following resources:
Tapestry Counselling is a Vancouver-based counselling service offering support for issues including recovery from childhood abuse, depression, and anxiety.
Email: [email protected]
SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (Vancouver Chapter) holds virtual survivor meetings for people abused by religious and institutional authorities, not just priests.
Contact: Leona Huggins
Email: [email protected]
The claims period for consumers and volume licensees has closed and approved claimants across Canada will soon be receiving funds. Now over $100 million of the remaining settlement funds is being used to give students at K-12 schools and post-secondary institutions across Canada access to new computer hardware, software and related training.
Settlement funds will be distributed to Canadian educational institutions in the form of vouchers for new hardware and software. Some of the funds will go towards new hardware for K-12 schools, with a priority on underserved schools that would benefit from increased student access to computer learning. The rest of the funds will go towards new software for both K-12 schools and post-secondary institutions, prioritizing those which would benefit most from increased access to software. Institutions can also use their vouchers for professional development services to help teachers take full advantage of the new technology in their classrooms.
Eligibility for the school voucher program is being determined by an oversight committee of educators which will also monitor and report on the impact of the program. To launch the program, a small number of educational institutions across Canada were selected by the oversight committee to receive vouchers for the upcoming school year (starting September 2022). Distribution of vouchers to these institutions is underway. The remainder of the settlement funds will be made available for hardware and software vouchers for educational institutions across Canada later in 2022-23.
For further information about the vouchers for educational institutions, please visit the settlement website at: https://www.thatsuitemoney.ca/
The claims process for the Credit Card Interchange Fees Class Action is now open. To make a claim, please visit https://www.creditcardsettlements.ca to obtain a paper claims form or use the online claims portal.
The Air Cargo claims process launches on Monday March 28, 2022. For more information on this class action, click below.
March 11, 2022 UPDATE:
The Administrator has confirmed that payments will be issued to settlement class members within the next two weeks. Payments will be mailed and addressed to settlement class members based on the information provided in the Claims Form that was submitted to the Administrator in 2021.
On February 3, 2022, the BC Court approved a motion to certify the within action against NSK for settlement purposes.
On December 15, 2021, the BC Supreme Court certified the Electrolytic Capacitors action against ELNA and Holy Stone.
The British Columbia ODD class action has been certified for settlement purposes as against the Quanta, BenQ and Pioneer Defendants.
The deadline to make a claim in this Class Action has now passed. Please check www.batteriessettlement.ca for regular updates on the expected timing of the payments.
On October 22, 2021 the BC Court certified a class proceeding against the defendant Revolution Resource Recovery Inc. The class action alleges that Revolution charged its customers a uniform 18% surcharge called the “Government Surcharge/Material Ban” that bears no relation to any fine, surcharge or levy incurred by Revolution in the course of providing services to the customer, and that by doing so it breached its contracts with its customers.
The class action also alleges that certain terms in Revolution’s customer service agreements are void or unenforceable because they restrict the ability of the class to cancel their contracts or use other waste management service providers.