Common Issues Trial Adjourned in Newfoundland Indian Residential Schools Class Action for Further Discussions
February 26, 2016
Counsel for the parties jointly agreed today to adjourn the common issues trial to allow them to pursue further discussions. “We’ve continued to make progress since our last appearance before the court; and are moving forward in a positive way; however, we had hoped to be further along at this point”, said Kirk Baert, one of the counsel for the plaintiffs. The process which is required to move the discussions to the next level is somewhat protracted. “We are confident though that this adjournment will position the parties for this,” Baert added. Further meetings have been set in Toronto for March 10 and 11, 2016.
In a case conference with Mr. Justice Robert Stack today, the parties jointly agreed, if necessary, to complete the evidence in the case May 9 to 13 in St. Johns, with closing arguments in the case to take place in St. Johns on June 9 and 10, 2016.