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Indigenous women forced sterilization class action

Merchant Law Group LLP is pursuing proposed class action litigation against some provincial goverments seeking compensation for a group of First Nations women (“Indian women” to use the wording from the legislation) who were subjected to forced sterilization procedures.

The subject-matter tubal ligation/forced sterilization procedures on Indigenous women were performed shortly after they had given birth, without their informed consent. For some members of the proposed class, consent paperwork was presented just after they had given birth, when they were still in labour, or while they were under the influence of painkillers and other medications (or no consent was sought or obtained).

This litigation remains ongoing.  Matters of liability remain to be litigated before the Courts.

 

POUR LE SERVICE EN FRANÇAIS AU SUJET DE CE RECOURS COLLECTIF (OU AUTRE RECOURS POTENTIEL), JE VOUS PRIE DE REMPLIR LE FORMULAIRE CI-DESSOUS OU DE CONTACTER NOTRE BUREAU DE MONTREAL: MONTREAL@MERCHANTLAW.COM

 

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Merchant Law Group LLP has 10 offices across Canada, with lawyers practicing law in six provinces. Merchant Law Group LLP is 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. Our team of more than 30 litigation lawyers includes Tony Merchant QC, who is known as 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 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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