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CIVIL PROCEDURE - Parties – Class or representative actions - Settlements

Monday, June 19, 2017 @ 11:40 AM  

Appeal by the Merchant Law Group (Merchant) from a decision finding that a client’s instruction to pay certain legal fees allegedly owing to Merchant from settlement funds it was holding in trust for the client was invalid, as it constituted an assignment under the Settlement Agreement. The client was represented by the appellant in the Indian Residential School Independent Assessment Process (IAP) and was awarded a settlement. After the appellant received the settlement funds, the client directed the appellant to apply a portion of the funds...