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Civil Litigation - Civil procedure - Class actions - Certification - Common interests and issues - Definition of class - Procedure - Representative plaintiff

Thursday, December 08, 2016 @ 7:00 PM  

Appeal by the plaintiffs, Pederson and McInnes, from a chambers judgment denying certification of their proposed class action against the defendants, the Minister of Social Services and the Public Guardian and Trustee. The plaintiffs’ proposed action alleged a failure by the defendants to seek civil remedies on behalf of children in foster care who suffered personal injuries in criminal or tortious incidents. The plaintiffs alleged the defendants breached statutory, fiduciary and common law duties to protect the legal rights of class members. The chambers judge found...