$66 Million Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Jehovah's Witnesses in Canada

by Alfred 6 Replies latest watchtower child-abuse

  • Alfred

    Not sure if this was posted or not, but here it is...


  • Marie33

    I posted this on my Pinterest and Twitter to help get the word out. Wow, these lawsuits are coming right and left at the Society.

  • darkspilver

    thanks - it was discussed in more detail - including video of television news reports - last week here:


    Does it mean that the following law firm - and apparently forum member - have 'LOST OUT' on bringing a class action in Canada???

    Or could there be two competing class actions? With plaintiffs having to CHOOSE which one they want to join??



  • OrphanCrow
    Dsp: Or could there be two competing class actions? With plaintiffs having to CHOOSE which one they want to join??

    It appears as though there are two requests for class actions in the works:


    This video, I think..., is addressing the class action request that was filed through Higgerty Law in Calgary but filed in Ontario. And there has been another class action filed in Quebec.

    In Canada, requests for Quebec class action cases are considered separately. The choice is made for you depending on where you live:

    Quebec stands alone in the Canadian common law legal landscape with a French-inherited legal system inspired by the Napoleonic Code. Unsurprisingly, Quebec’s class action regime differs from that of the jurisdictions surrounding it.


    And, for all the hype and attention that these cases are getting, it would be prudent to keep in mind that the requests for class actions have been filed. That is all that has happened. The first step has been taken but there is no assurance that either of the cases will proceed any further than where they sit right now. Neither of these class actions have been approved/authorized and from what I could read about the one in particular (the Calgary one, I think...), there is only one plaintiff, so far, named in that action

  • Half banana
    Half banana

    Should the legal action proceed, it might be cheaper for the JW org to pay up in one lump sum rather than respond to thousands of individual cases dragging on for years and costing more than the Class action would.

    But imagine-- this is only Canada! What could the cost be if multiplied by the demands of each country throughout the Western world?

    Question for GB members: Are you sleeping well in your beds at night in the new HQ?

  • UnshackleTheChains

    Man. What a price to pay for some Dum-ass manmade policies. Watchtower is continuously getting hamstrung by such cases. 66 million dollars....like ouch!

  • smiddy3

    Bring it on ,I hope they have success

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