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Thousands of residential school survivors can sue lawyer who ‘re-victimized’ them: Judge – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 201960 Views

October 3, 2019

A Calgary judge has certified a class-action lawsuit against a former residential school lawyer.

“I don’t see how justice can ever be obtained for the Blott clients other than through another class proceeding,” said Court of Queen’s Bench Justice A. D. Macleod in a written decision released Tuesday.

The lawsuit means 5,600 former residential school students – mostly from the Blood Tribe in southern Alberta – can seek damages from former lawyer David Blott of Calgary.

APTN Investigates broke the story of how Blott’s firm was mishandling residential school abuse claims in 2010.

APTN News continues to follow the story.

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