What’s New

    1. The law firm of Flaherty McCarthy LLP has commenced a proposed Class Proceeding against Dr. Vincent Nadon, the University of Ottawa and several other legal entities.  The proposed Class seeks more than $100 million dollars in damages for acts of voyeurism and sexual assault perpetrated by Dr. Nadon over a number of years, in the context of him providing medical services.  The proposed Class seeks a declaration that the University of Ottawa and other legal entities are legally responsible and liable for the acts of Dr. Nadon, and required to pay damages for same.
    2. The Hon. Justice MacLeod certified our action as a Class Proceeding on December 7, 2021.  The Certification Order can be viewed HERE and Justice MacLeod’s Endorsement can be viewed HERE.
    3. The Opt-Out deadline has now passed.
    4. The parties attempted to resolve this claim at mediation in October 2023 but no settlement was reached.  While this is certainly disappointing, we nevertheless believe that settlement can be reached in 2024.  However, we are also moving forward with the litigation and expect to schedule a date for the Common Issue trial in this matter, which we hope will proceed in early 2025.