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CIVIL PROCEDURE - Parties - Class or representative actions - Procedure

Friday, July 07, 2017 @ 10:58 AM  

Cross-motions for summary judgment in a proposed class action. The two representative plaintiffs were involuntary patients detained in the Oak Ridge Division at the Penetanguishene Mental Health Centre operated by the defendant, the Province of Ontario. Between 1966 and 1983, the two defendant physicians, Barker and Maier, oversaw the Social Therapy Unit at Oak Ridge. The 31 putative class members underwent programs designed by Barker for the Unit. The plaintiffs alleged class members were subjected to punitive, degrading and abusive human experimentation under the auspices of...