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CONSTITUTIONAL PROCEEDINGS - Practice and procedure

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 @ 8:27 AM  

Appeal by Capital District Health Authority (Authority) of a motions judge’s decision to certify a class proceeding against the Authority. The Authority operated a hospital that cared for patients who had been found unfit to stand trial or not criminally responsible. The hospital’s staff accumulated information that patients had accessed illicit drugs and conducted strip searches of 33 patients in hospital, one of whom was the respondent, Murray. Murray had applied for certification of a class proceeding on behalf of the strip-searched patients against the Authority....