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Agent Orange / Agent Purple Class Action

Significant litigation difficulties have been experienced regarding Agent Orange and Purple class actions (collectively known as ‘Agent Orange’) against the Canadian Government.

Merchant Law Group LLP’s work met with initial success. An Agent Orange class action was initially certified in Newfoundland & Labrador by the Honourable Mr. Justice Berry.

Then, another law firm pursued Agent Orange class action certification in New Brunswick. Not only did the N-B Judge not grant certification, his court decision was not favourable about Agent Orange claims overall. The Saskatchewan Court then refused certification for Agent Orange relying heavily on the New Brunswick decision. The Newfoundland Court of Appeal also overturned the certification order granted by the trial division.

An application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada regarding the decision of the Newfoundland Court of Appeal was made by MLG but the Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal. While our firm may pursue further class action litigation regarding a very limited group of persons affected by Agent Orange in the future, even if further litigation is pursued that would only potentially provide compensation to a very limited group of affected persons.

We cannot offer to individually represent you in regards to this matter. If you wish to pursue individual litigation with respect to any possible Agent Orange injuries, we strongly recommend that you contact another law firm without delay and/or consider filing an individual lawsuit against the government.

Please note, joining our contact list creates no financial obligation for you and your information will be kept confidential. (If you have previously joined our contact list for this class action and your address or other contact information has changed, you may update your contact information on our list by completing the form below.)

While we can keep your name on the contact list, even if class action litigation is successfully pursued in the future, we cannot offer any assurance that a class action settlement would provide compensation options for your family’s circumstances.

Merchant Law Group LLP has 10 offices across Canada, with lawyers practising law in six provinces. Merchant Law Group and Tony Merchant Q.C. are well known for pursuing class action lawsuits in Canada including litigation regarding Winners/HomeSense, Various Cellular Phone Fees, BCE Dividends, GM Gasket Manifolds, Hip Implants, Lead Paint in Toys (and similar consumer products), Maple Leaf, Celebrex/Bextra, Vioxx, Sony, Residential Schools and various other cases. Tony Merchant is known to be one of Canada’s most active litigators with more than 600 reported cases in leading Caselaw Journals, having argued thousands of cases before the Canadian and American Courts, in Trial and Administrative Courts, and the Courts of Appeal of various American and Canadian jurisdictions, the Federal Court of Canada, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Tony Merchant, Q.C., has a long history in pursuing public policy cases and is a former Member of the Legislative Assembly (M.L.A.)


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