Class Action Lawsuit Against Archdiocese – Update

Class Action Lawsuit Against Archdiocese – Update

In recent days, the Archdiocese has been notified by legal counsel about a hearing on November 14, 2022 to approve the proposed settlement terms related to the civil action against the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth.

This most recent request for action is a part of the lengthy process of civil action. It is important to note that this is not a new lawsuit. It was filed in the Nova Scotia Supreme Court in August of 2018. Please read the information below:


Schedule “B” Notice of Settlement Approval Hearing Publication Version

This notice was approved by the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia

To all individuals who were sexually abused by a priest of the Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Halifax or Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Yarmouth between April 14, 1954 and March 31, 2020 and have not previously settled or otherwise released either the Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Halifax or Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Yarmouth.

NOTICE OF PROPOSED SETTLEMENT IN CLASS ACTION

A proposed settlement has been reached between the parties. If approved, it will make compensation available to individuals who allege they were sexually abused by a priest of the Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Halifax or Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Yarmouth.

If you opted out of the class action, the settlement will not impact you.

There will be a court hearing on November 14, 2022 to decide whether to approve the proposed settlement and counsel fees.

Compensation to Class Members is not yet available. If the court approves the settlement and you are part of the lawsuit as a Class Member, you can then make a claim for compensation.

For further information, visit https://kmlaw.ca/cases/catholic-priest-sexual-abuse-class- action/ or call 1-833-630-1785, or email catholicabuseclassaction@kmlaw.ca.

The lawyers acting for the class are Koskie Minsky LLP and McKiggan Hebert Lawyers. You may contact either firm with any questions or concerns you have about this proposed settlement.

If you approve of the settlement and want it to proceed so you can claim money, you do not need to take any steps. If you want to object to the settlement for any reason, you must send an objection to Koskie Minsky by October 25, 2022.


Please click here to read a long form version of the notice above (or download directly via link below.

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