TORONTO — Koskie Minsky LLP announces that a proposed settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against the Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Keewatin and Scouts Canada on behalf of survivors of abuse committed by Ralph Rowe, a former priest and scout leader.
If approved by the court, the settlement will provide compensation for individuals who were sexually abused by Ralph Rowe in the geographic boundaries of the Anglican Diocese of Keewatin between 1975 and 1987 and who have not previously settled or otherwise released claims against the Synod of the Diocese of Keewatin and Scouts Canada.
Jonathan Ptak, a partner at Koskie Minsky LLP, the firm representing the class members, has stated: “the settlement will provide real compensation for a vulnerable class through a trauma-informed claims process. We believe it is an excellent settlement after many years of hard-fought litigation.”
The court will decide whether to approve the proposed settlement and counsel fees at a hearing scheduled for October 27, 2023. If the court approves the settlement, members of the class will be able to make claims for compensation.
The lawyers acting for the class are Koskie Minsky LLP. Anyone with questions about the proposed settlement can contact the lawyers by phone (1-888-353-6661), email ( email@example.com), or postal mail (900-20 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, M5H 3R3). The class action is under Ontario Superior Court of Justice Court File No. CV-17-0239-00CP.
Class Members who support the settlement and want it to be approved so they can make a claim do not have to take any steps at this time. Class Members who wish to object to the settlement must submit an objection form by September 29, 2023.
If the Settlement is approved, a further notice will be issued explaining how to make a claim.
Additional information is available online at www.ralphroweclassaction.ca.
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