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Ottawa can continue with damages suit against Merchant Law Group

Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 1:43 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Supreme Court of Canada has declined to shut down the Attorney General of Canada’s fraud action against the Saskatchewan law firm which Ottawa paid $25 million for representing thousands of former students of Indian residential schools in individual and class litigation that was settled 12 years ago.

The top court refused March 15 to grant Merchant Law Group (MLG) leave to appeal a judgment last year by the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, which set aside a chamber judge’s decision to strike out in its entirety...