THUNDER BAY, ON, June 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Watkins Law Professional
Corporation and Merchant Law Group have commenced class action
litigation against the Corporation of the City of Thunder Bay for all
persons who owned or occupied property in Thunder Bay and who suffered
damages or injuries as a result of flooding and sewer back-up occurring
on or about May 28 th, 2012. The lawsuit seeks compensation for affected property owners,
both insured and uninsured, for damage to buildings and personal
property and other injuries sustained as a result of the flooding and
Sandy Zaitzeff, lead counsel for Watkins Law, stated "the recent heavy
rains were a predictable event and should have been designed for and
the City failed to maintain the sewage treatment plant and other storm
sewer facilities which resulted in extensive damages for many city
Zaitzeff further added "we have been working tirelessly on the ground,
going through homes and meeting directly with families in the most
devastated areas. We are keenly aware that the persons and families
affected by this tragedy are amongst the most vulnerable in our
community and many have been stripped overnight of the possessions and
assets that represent their life's work."
Damages are estimated at over 300 million dollars.
Clean water, deteriorating and dangerous water and sewage facilities in
Canada's municipalities is an issue for all Canadians and unless
addressed these mishaps will become commonplace.
Watkins Law is comprised of litigation counsel recognized as the top in
Canada in their fields. These counsel have produced millions of dollars
in settlements for their personal injury clients. Merchant Law Group, a
leading Canadian class action firm, has offices in 12 cities
across Canada, from Montreal to Victoria.
Anyone who believes they may be eligible to participate in this class
action should provide their contact information online at http://www.watkinslawforthepeople.com/client-information-form/ or http://www.merchantlaw.com/classactions/thunderbay.php, or call Watkins Law at 807-345-4455 or Merchant Law at 1-888-567-7777
for further information.
SOURCE Merchant Law Group
For further information:
Media may contact Tony Merchant, Q.C. at 306-539-7777, Christopher Watkins at 807-345-4455 or Sandy Zaitzeff at 807-345-4455.