May 14, 2014
The appeal of Justice Butler’s February 4, 2014 decision was heard today. Justice Butler’s decision granted the Defendant leave to proceed with an application to try to strike the claims of class members for non-sexual misconduct before November 23, 1977 as being barred by operation of the Limitations Act. The appeal panel reserved its decision, which is expected to be released shorty.
Should the Plaintiff be unsuccessful on the appeal, the Defendant’s motion will be heard on September 11 and 12, 2014.
Trial of the common issues will begin November 17 to December 19, 2014. It will then resume on January 12, 2015 and is scheduled to run until February 13, 2015.