Judge slams ADR, rules class action can proceed

Barnslev, Paul
December 2004
Ontario Birchbark;Dec2004/Jan2005, Vol. 3 Issue 11, p1
The article reports on the slamming of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process of the federal government, by a panel of three Ontario appellate court judges. While ruling that a lawsuit launched by former Ontario residential school students could proceed as a class action, a panel of three Ontario appellate court judges vehemently discarded arguments that the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process would he a better way to settle the dispute. The lawsuit was originally filed in October 1998 by former students of the Mohawk Institute Residential School. The class action will allow experiences common to all residential school students to he examined by the court in one case.


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