CPRI Class Action

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A settlement has been approved in a class action lawsuit against the Province of Ontario on behalf of individuals formerly admitted as inpatients to the Child and Parent Resource Institute (“CPRI”) in London, Ontario. The action was certified as a class proceeding on December 22, 2016.

 

The class consists of persons who were admitted to CPRI as inpatients during the period from September 1, 1963, until July 1, 2011, exclusive of any time for which an individual was an inpatient and resided in the Glenhurst or Pratten 1 units, and who were alive as of February 22, 2014.

 

The lawsuit alleged that between 1963 and 2011, the inpatients at CPRI suffered various harms, including injuries resulting from the wrongful acts of their peers, and that the Province owed a duty to supervise and failed to adequately ensure the safety of those individuals admitted. The Province denies these claims and a Court has not decided whether the Class or the Province is right. Instead, both sides have agreed to a settlement.

 

A Settlement Agreement was approved by the Superior Court of Justice on July 21, 2021.

 

A copy of the Settlement Agreement and other related documentation is available by clicking here.

 

What are your legal rights and options at this time?

 

1. Submit a Claim

 

The period to make a claim for compensation under the settlement is now open and will run until May 24, 2022.

 

The only way to receive money from the Settlement is to submit a completed Claim Form and all supporting documentation to the Claims Administrator no later than May 24, 2022.

 

Click here for more information about how to file a claim.

 

2. Do nothing

 

If you do nothing, and do not submit a Claim, you will not receive any money from the Settlement Agreement. If you qualify as a Class Member, you are bound by the Settlement Agreement. This means you will no longer have the right to sue CPRI or any party released by the approved settlement for the kinds of things alleged by the representative plaintiff in the class action.

 

 

 

 

 

Important Dates

 

 

May 26, 2021

Objection Deadline

 

June 23, 2021

Settlement Approval Hearing

 

July 21, 2021
Settlement Approved

 

November 21, 2021

Deadline to request Inpatient File Records in order to receive your file before the claims deadline.

 

May 24, 2022

Claims Deadline

 

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