In the news release, LGBT Purge Class Action Settlement Approved by the Court, issued 27-Jun-2018 by Koskie Minsky LLP over Cision, we are advised by the company that incorrect dates were included in the 'MAKE A CLAIM' paragraph. The complete, corrected release follows:
LGBT Purge Class Action Settlement Approved by the Court
TORONTO, June 27, 2018 /CNW/ - The Federal Court has approved a class action settlement between the Federal Government of Canada and certain former members of the Canadian Armed Forces ("CAF"), RCMP and employees of the Federal Public Service ("FPS") who were directly affected by the LGBT Purge in the CAF, RCMP and FPS. Your legal rights are affected even if you do nothing. Please read this notice carefully.
The "LGBT Purge" refers to actions taken to identify, investigate, sanction, and in some cases, terminate the employment of, or discharge LGBTQ2 members of the CAF, RCMP and FPS.
The Federal Court has approved a settlement between the Representative Plaintiffs and Canada. By agreeing to the settlement, the parties avoid the costs and uncertainty of a trial and delays in obtaining judgment, and certain individuals who were directly affected by the official policies of the CAF, RCMP and Federal Public Service may receive the benefits described in the settlement agreement. By settling this class action, the Representative Plaintiffs and Canada have reached an agreement that will provide for individual reconciliation and recognition measures consisting of an award to be created to be called the Canada Pride Citation and a personal letter of apology in addition to broad based reconciliation and memorialization measures.
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS FOR THIS SETTLEMENT
MAKE A CLAIM: You may make a claim for money and/or for individual reconciliation and recognition measures. To do so, you must complete a Claim Form and send it to the Claims Administrator during the Claims Period. The Claims Period will commence on October 25, 2018 and will end on April 25, 2019. A copy of the Claim Form will be available prior to the commencement of the Claims Period at www.lgbtpurgesettlement.com. If there is an appeal of the settlement approval order, the claims period may be extended or postponed.
OPT OUT: If you do not want to be bound by the settlement, you must opt out of the class action by September 20, 2018. If you opt out, you will not be entitled to any benefits or compensation from the settlement, and your claim against Canada in respect of the LGBT Purge will not be released. To opt out of the settlement, you must submit an Opt Out Form to the Claims Administrator. A copy of the Opt Out Form is available at www.lgbtpurgesettlement.com.
These rights and options and the deadlines to exercise them and more information about the settlement are explained in a notice available at www.lgbtpurgesettlement.com.
More details are in the Settlement Agreement. You can get a copy of the Settlement Agreement at www.lgbtpurgesettlement.com. You can send your questions to LGBT Purge Class Action, c/o Deloitte, Bay Adelaide East, 8 Adelaide Street West, Suite 200, Toronto ON, M5H 0A9 or by email at [email protected]. You may also call the toll free number 1-833-346-6178.
This notice was approved by the Federal Court.
SOURCE Koskie Minsky LLP