April 12, 2013
The court has ordered the substitution of a representative plaintiff in the St. Anthony action. The order and amended claim can be viewed here.
The plaintiffs were largely successful on the application regarding deficient answers and refusals to answer questions on the examination for discovery of the defendant’s representative.
The court has declined to hear the plaintiffs’ application to determine preliminary issues of law prior to the common issues trial. The court’s reasons can be viewed here.
The plaintiffs have brought an application to sever or stay third party claims issued by the defendant against the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador. The application is to be heard by the court on May 27 – 28, 2013. The plaintiffs’ application record can be viewed here. Counsel continues to prepare for the common issues trial, which is currently expected to proceed between November 2013 – January 2014.