Ontario Government Retiree Benefits Case
Our firm commenced an action against the Ontario government with respect to its decision to reduce the health, dental and other benefits of approximately 50,000 retirees from the Ontario government. The class includes those individuals who retired between 1974 and June 1, 2002 (the date the reductions were implemented) and their dependents.
The action was commenced on behalf of Barbara Kranjcec and certified as a class action by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in a decision dated January 7, 2004.
After we had completed our discoveries of the government the case was settled in a mediation with the assistance of Justice Winkler of the Ontario Superior Court. The settlement was subject to court approval, and on September 14, 2006 Justice Cullity of the Ontario Superior Court issued his decision approving the settlement. A website for class members has been set up at www.retireesclassaction.com which fully explains the settlement and includes the relevant decisions and documents. Michael Wright, Hugh O'Reilly, Shaun O'Brien and Stephen Moreau are counsel on this action.