Schools for the Deaf Class Action

June 25, 2019

 

On June 24, 2019, the Honourable Mr. Justice Belobaba presided over the motion to determine the fees to be paid to class counsel.  Justice Belobaba heard from class members in attendance.  Justice Belobaba adjourned the motion to July 19, 2019 to review the submissions from one class member.  A decision on the motion will not be provided until after July 19, 2019.  A decision on this motion will not impact in any way the compensation to be paid to approved claimants in the settlement, which payments will be distributed shortly.

 

June 24, 2019

 

Fee Approval Hearing was held – Superior Court of Justice, Toronto, Ontario

 

May 29, 2019

 

Fee Approval Hearing – Date Change - The June 11, 2019 hearing has been adjourned by the Court.  The hearing will now take place at 10:00AM on June 24, 2019 in Courtroom 5 of the Superior Court of Justice at 130 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario.

 

The date and location of the hearing may change.  Please check this website for updates or contact the Administrator by calling 1-855-823-0656 (TTY: 1-877-627-7027) or emailing schoolabuseclassaction@crawco.ca.

 

To view videos of the Second Adjournment Notice and the Fee Approval Hearing Notice in American Sign Language (ASL) please click here.

 

April 1, 2019

 

Fee Approval Hearing - The court hearing to decide whether the lawyer’s fees should be approved will now take place at 10:00AM on June 11, 2019 at the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto.  (The date and location of the hearing may change.  Please check this website for updates or contact the Administrator by calling 1-855-823-0656 (TTY: 1-877-627-7027) or emailing schoolabuseclassaction@crawco.ca.

 

Objection Deadline - The objection deadline has been extended to May 15, 2019.

 

To view videos of the Adjournment Notice and the updated Fee Approval Hearing Notice in American Sign Language (ASL) please click here.

 

March 29, 2019

 

The judge has adjourned/changed the Fee Approval Motion court hearing from April 4, 2019 to June 11, 2019.

 

No additional information is available at this time.  Please monitor the website for updates. A new notice about the change will be distributed in the coming weeks.

 

March 14, 2019

 

A Fee Approval Hearing is scheduled to be held at 10:00AM on April 4, 2019 at the Superior Court of Justice, Toronto, Ontario in relation to payment of Class Counsel’s fees.

 

The date and location of the hearing may change.  It may be moved to a different date or time without additional notice.  Please check this website for updates or contact the Administrator by calling 1-855-823-0656 (TTY: 1-877-627-7027) or emailing schoolabuseclassaction@crawco.ca.

 

To view a video of the Fee Approval Hearing Notice in American Sign Language (ASL) please click here.

 

December 19, 2018

 

Claims Workshops have been set up to provide assistance to any remaining class members who wish to submit claims by the January 24, 2019 deadline.  Please click here to see a list of the scheduled workshops.

 

 

October 19, 2018

 

The deadline to make a claim in the settlement has been extended by three months to January 24, 2019.

 

A copy of the Court Order approving the extension is available in the Documents Tab (click here).

 

The Claim Form and ASL video of the claim form are available in the Make a Claim tab (click here).

 

 

July 3, 2018

 

The Court has approved the settlement.  Notice packages will be distributed via mail and email on July 6, 2018 to previously identified persons for which a current mailing address and/or email address exists on file.

 

  • If you have not previously registered with the Administrator, but wish to receive a notice package by mail or email, please call 1-855-823-0656 to register and request a notice package.|

  • If you previously registered with the Administrator but have moved or changed your email address, please call 1-855-823-0656 to update your address(es) and request a notice package.

 

The notice packages will include the Settlement Approval Notices and a Claim Form.

 

American Sign Language (ASL) videos of the Settlement Approval Notices are available in the Documents tab (click here), and the video of the Claim Form is available in the Make a Claim tab (click here).

 

 

 

April 30, 2018

 

The motion to approve the settlement agreement and class counsel’s request for fees and disbursements was heard in Toronto on April 30, 2018. The Court has reserved judgement and will issues reasons in the coming days on whether to approve the settlement agreement and class counsel’s request for fees and disbursements.

 

Objection Deadline - The deadline to object to the settlement, or some part of it, was April 9, 2018. The deadline has passed.

 

Opt Out Deadline - The deadline to opt out of the settlement without leave was September 1, 2017. The deadline has passed.

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