The law firm of Flaherty McCarthy LLP has commenced a multi-million dollar Class Action against Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville, and others, seeking damages arising from a serious and unprecedented privacy breach. The allegations contained in the Statement of Claim have not yet been proven in Court.

A copy of the Statement of Claim can be found here.

The proposed Class Proceeding seeks $75 million dollars in damages on behalf of 285 people and their family members whose names were on a list of 285 families involved with children’s services, which was leaked on Facebook.

Those affected individuals should receive notice from CAS of the privacy breach. The CAS had contacted 194 of the affected individuals by April 25, 2016.

At this point, the matter is a proposed class proceeding. As a class member, you do not have to do anything more to be involved in this lawsuit. You will be a member of the class until you are given the opportunity to opt out, which will be your choice.