Gillian T. Hnatiw

Gillian T. Hnatiw

Lerners LLP

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An Update on "Overtime" Class Actions

Since 2012, “overtime” class actions have been successfully certified in Ontario but were limited to certain areas. Recent additional certification success suggests we are likely to see more such claims. At a basic...more

6/17/2014 - Canada Class Action Employee Rights Over-Time Unpaid Overtime

Divisional Court Applies Supreme Court’s Guidance on Preferability and Certifies Claim Against Religious Boarding School

In Cavanaugh v. Grenville Christian College (“Cavanaugh”), a group of former students from an Anglican boarding school have alleged that they were subjected to systemic physical and psychological abuse to promote and...more

4/2/2014 - Assault Battery Breach of Duty Fiduciary Duty Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Negligence Religious Schools

“Sixties’ Scoop” Class Action Certified

Between December 1, 1965 and December 31, 1984, Ontario welfare authorities, empowered by the Federal Crown, removed thousands of aboriginal children from their families and communities and placed them in non-aboriginal...more

12/13/2013 - Aboriginal Issues Canada Child Custody Class Action Class Certification Fiduciary Duty Foster Children Negligence

Lerners' Lawyer Succeeds at Trial in Historic Abuse Case against Victims' Uncle

Milne v. Betts, 2012 ONSC 5565 - Over 40 years ago, C.M. and T.D. were sexually abused by their uncle, E.B when they visited their grandparents’ home where he lived. When C.M. was 6 years old, E.B. began trying to gain...more

11/13/2012 - Aggravated Damages Attorney's Fees Lost Earning Capacity Pain and Suffering Punitive Damages Sexual Abuse

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