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Indian Status Class Action


Merchant Law Group LLP has launched nation-wide class proceedings litigation in the Federal Court of Canada on behalf of First Nations persons who since 1985 have suffered discrimination under the Indian Act and not been properly recognized as having Indian status. This litigation seeks financial compensation and other benefits for the above First Nations persons.

Prior to 1985, Indian women who married non-Indian men lost their Indian status.  In 1985, amendments were made to the Indian Act which reinstated the loss of status, but this reinstatement was not complete. A grandchild could seek to receive Indian status by virtue of a First Nations grandfather but not if that Indian status were passed on by a First Nations grandmother.

If you or a member of your family is a person who may be entitled to Indian status under Bill C-3 or the decedent of a person of a status Indian, please provide your contact information and details to our law firm using the below form. Please note, filling out the form below creates no financial or legal 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 CLASS ACTION OR TO SIMPLY GET MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW.(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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