Thalidomide Survivors Contribution Program Class Proceeding, April 7, 2021
April 7, 2021
The Plaintiff has filed a motion alleging that the CTSSP Administrator and Canada are breaching the Settlement Agreement by failing to provide class members with reasons when they are denied at Step 2 of the CTSSP application process for failing to meet the “probable” standard under the valiDATE algorithm. Class members denied at Step 2 are receiving a letter that simply notes their score on the valiDATE algorithm with no explanation of what the “probable” standard means or how the algorithm weighs relevant factors for each CTSSP applicant. The motion also seeks certain information about the status of class members’ CTSSP applications so that Class Counsel can properly supervise the implementation of the Settlement Agreement and the court’s order on Class Counsel fees.
We will provide a further update when the parties’ motion records are complete.