October 17, 2012
The decision of the Newfoundland Supreme Court regarding the defendant’s motion to add various parties to the action was released today, denying the defendant’s request.
The defendant attempted, after certification being granted and their appeal dismissed, to add the Province of Newfoundland, various school boards and various religious organizations as defendants to this action on the grounds that these proposed defendants were heavily involved in running the schools at the heart of the action.
The defendant’s request was denied on all grounds, with the Court holding that it is for the plaintiffs to frame their case, and their allegations, as they see fit, and to choose the defendants they sue.
Koskie Minsky is pleased at this result and we continue to prepare for the examination for discovery of the defendant in late October, and for the trial scheduled in September, 2013.