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Jan 15, 2016, 10:30 ET Veterans Legal Assistance Foundation established to provide Canadian veterans better access to justice

HALIFAX, Jan. 15, 2016 /CNW/ - Peter Stoffer announced this morning at the House of Commons a new charitable organization that supports access to justice for Canadian veterans. Funding for the...


Dec 11, 2015, 12:06 ET Cyberbullying Law Ruled Unconstitutional by Nova Scotia Supreme Court

HALIFAX, Dec. 11, 2015 /CNW/ - The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia has declared the province's cyberbullying law to be unconstitutional. In a decision released on December 10, 2015, Justice Glen...


Jul 28, 2015, 18:29 ET Federal Court certifies privacy class action by Medical Marijuana patients against Health Canada

HALIFAX, July 28, 2015 /CNW/ - The Federal Court of Canada has certified a class action commenced on behalf of more than 40,000 medical marijuana licensees alleging that Health Canada violated their...


Mar 16, 2015, 14:29 ET Commissioner: Health Canada violated privacy laws by disclosing personal health information of over 40,000 Canadians

HALIFAX, March 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Commissioner: Health Canada violated privacy laws by disclosing personal health information of over 40,000 Canadians The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada...


Aug 21, 2014, 09:24 ET Court Approves Settlement in the Class Action regarding the RCMP Long-Term Disability Insurance Plan

HALIFAX, Aug. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - On August 5, 2014, the Federal Court of Canada approved the settlement between the Government of Canada and the members of the White class action regarding the Royal...


Aug 05, 2014, 13:17 ET Federal Court approves class action settlement for disabled RCMP veterans

HALIFAX, Aug. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - More than one thousand disabled Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) veterans will benefit from the Federal Court of Canada's approval of a settlement agreement earlier...


Jul 03, 2014, 14:40 ET Federal Court approves additional class action settlement for disabled Canadian Forces veterans

HALIFAX, July 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Thousands of disabled Canadian Forces veterans will benefit from the Federal Court of Canada's approval of a class action settlement agreement earlier today. The Federal ...


Apr 28, 2014, 10:20 ET Proposed resolution of final SISIP class action issue could benefit 14,000 disabled Canadian Forces veterans

Additional $35 million added to resolve the Cost of Living Allowance dispute HALIFAX, April 28, 2014 /CNW/ - The SISIP class action lawsuit could benefit thousands more disabled Canadian Forces...


Mar 07, 2014, 10:48 ET Disabled RCMP veterans reach settlement with the Canadian Government in disability benefit class action

HALIFAX, March 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Earlier today, Canadian law firms McInnes Cooper and Branch MacMaster announced a proposed class action settlement with the Government of Canada over the reduction of...


Feb 26, 2014, 08:50 ET "Patients, Not Users" - Privacy of class claimants upheld in case against Health Canada

HALIFAX, Feb. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - In a decision released on Tuesday, the Federal Court of Canada (the Court) agreed that to deny the plaintiffs anonymity in the court proceeding would disclose the very...


Nov 26, 2013, 16:34 ET Law Firms Work Together in Proposed Federal Class Action relating to Medical Marihuana Privacy Breach

HALIFAX, Nov. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadian law firms McInnes Cooper and Branch MacMaster LLP have combined their respective class action teams to represent a proposed national class action against the...


Nov 25, 2013, 16:32 ET McInnes Cooper law firm files national class action in medical marijuana privacy breach

HALIFAX, Nov. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - McInnes Cooper law firm today filed a proposed class action in Federal Court against the Government of Canada in response to Health Canada's breach of the privacy...


Jan 09, 2013, 12:40 ET SISIP Class Action Update

HALIFAX, Jan. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Class Counsel with the SISIP Long Term Disability Class Action has reached a proposed agreement with the Government of Canada and is now available for review by class...


Oct 02, 2012, 08:03 ET Disabled RCMP Veterans call on Minister of Public Safety to end LTD Benefits Clawback

HALIFAX, Oct. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - David White, a former Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) constable, is asking the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, and all members of the Government of ...


Sep 27, 2012, 13:05 ET Supreme Court of Canada decision allows victim to maintain anonymity

HALIFAX, Sept. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - The following is a joint statement from Michelle Awad and Jane O'Neill with the law firm McInnes Cooper and legal counsel to A.B. in the Supreme Court of Canada case A....


Sep 27, 2012, 12:30 ET Media Advisory - Legal team to respond to Supreme Court of Canada decision in cyber-bullying case

HALIFAX, Sept. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Legal counsel from McInnes Cooper will address media in Halifax today on behalf of their client, A.B., regarding the Supreme Court of Canada decision in the case A.B....


May 29, 2012, 13:45 ET Disabled Vets pleased with Government of Canada decision to not appeal SISIP ruling

HALIFAX, May 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Following a long five-year class action lawsuit between disabled veterans and the Government of Canada, disabled veterans expressed relief that the Federal Court of...


May 29, 2012, 11:54 ET Media Advisory - Disabled Vets to respond to Government of Canada SISIP appeal update

HALIFAX, May 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Canadian veteran and lead plaintiff Dennis Manuge will address media in Halifax today regarding the SISIP Long Term Disability Class Action and the Government of...


May 16, 2012, 14:05 ET Disabled Veterans and Canadians tell Ottawa "Don't Appeal"

Lead Plaintiff Dennis Manuge takes message to Ottawa HALIFAX, May 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Disabled Veterans and other Canadians are sending a clear message to the Government of Canada—don't appeal the...


May 01, 2012, 14:16 ET Federal Court of Canada rules clawback of disabled Veterans pension illegal

HALIFAX, May 1, 2012 /CNW/ - After over five years of legal struggle, Canada's disabled veterans received a favourable decision from the Federal Court of Canada in their class action lawsuit against...


May 01, 2012, 14:12 ET Media Advisory - Canada's highest court rules treatment of disabled Veterans illegal - Dennis Manuge to address media following Supreme Court of Canada decision

HALIFAX, May 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Canadian veteran and lead plaintiff Dennis Manuge will address media in Halifax today, following a favourable decision in a five-year-long class action lawsuit between...