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CIVIL PROCEDURE - Parties - Class or representative actions - Certification

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 8:36 AM  

Appeal by the defendants from an order certifying the action as a class proceeding. The action arose out of the failure of successive Directors of Child Welfare to comply with the requirements of the Child Welfare Act concerning the preparation and filing of care or service plans for apprehended children who were the subject of temporary guardianship orders. The plaintiffs proposed two classes, namely the Child class and the Relative class. The statement of claim alleged a number of causes of action, including Charter breaches, breach...