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B.C. Automatic Roadside Prohibition Class Action

Class action litigation has been launched in the Supreme Court of British Columbia on behalf of all persons who suspended from driving (normally by a 90 day roadside driver’s prohibition for alleged impaired driving without criminal charges), and suffered other penalties and costs arising from an approved screening device, administered under the automatic roadside prohibition regime (pursuant to s.215.41 of the Motor Vehicle Act (RSBC 1996 c.318)), registering a “fail” reading between September 20, 2010 and November 30, 2011.

This action claims damages against the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles and the Attorney General of the Province of British Columbia for inter alia breach of s.8 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  The Regime infringes on the Charter because it inter alia authorizes a search by a screening device on the basis of reasonable suspicion and imposes lengthy prohibitions and significant costs and penalties on motorists, without providing motorists with any meaningful basis to challenge the validity of the search results.

If you wish to be kept informed as to the status of this case, please join our contact list for the B.C. Roadside Prohibition class action, by completing the form below. Please note that if this proposed class action is successful, you may be entitled to apply for compensation in the future. Please note, filling out the form below creates no financial obligation for you.

Merchant Law Group LLP has 10 offices across Canada, with lawyers practising law in six provinces. Merchant Law Group LLP 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, Q.C. 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.)

IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THE CONTACT LIST FOR THIS CLASS ACTION OR TO SIMPLY GET MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE COMPLETE THE BELOW FORM. (Please note, providing your information creates no financial obligation for you. You are not charged any fee or cost for joining this class action – we are simply paid a contingency fee from the compensation recovered, if successful.)

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