This webpage concerns a proposed class action which is no longer being pursued before the Courts. This lawsuit was not certified as a class action.
Pursuant to an Order of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, made May 18, 2023 (see here in PDF), this proposed class action was discontinued and the following public notice statement was authorized:
PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY. IT MAY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS.
On March 11, 2015, pursuant to the Class Proceedings Act, 1992, a proposed class action was commenced in Toronto with Action No. CV-15-523669CP.
The action was brought against: (a) the Jesuit Fathers of Upper Canada; (b) the Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie; (c) the Roman Catholic Bishop of Sault Ste. Marie; (d) the Estate of Father George Epoch; and (e) the Estate of Brother O’Meare.
The action was brought on behalf of (a) all persons who were abused as children by clergy or staff of the Holy Cross Mission in Wikwemikong, Ontario; and (b) all parents, spouses, children, and siblings of the abused persons.
This Notice is to advise you that this proposed class action has been discontinued. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has approved this discontinuance. The discontinuance of this action means that the proposed class action is not going forward.
If you are a person for whom the proposed class action was originally commenced and you have any questions, then you should obtain independent legal advice from a law firm other than the Merchant Law Group.
THIS NOTICE HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED BY THE ONTARIO SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE.