ANOTHER DELAY FOR CLASS-ACTION DETAINEES DURING G20 IN TORONTO

Aug 21, 2014

By Michael Kramer

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Hundreds of people detained during the G20 summit in Toronto four years ago are headed for more legal machinations.

The citizens are part of two class-action lawsuits.

The Divisional Court allowed the proceedings to move ahead earlier this month.

That overturned a previous court ruling – that declined to certify the move as a class action.

The Divisional Court decided the case should be two separate, but related, class-action lawsuits.

One applies to hundreds of people who were abruptly detained by police at five locations across Toronto – and another to deal with the treatment of those who were held at a detention centre – created during the summit.

The court said it’s important that allegations of police mistreatment be heard in court.

But now, The Toronto Police Services Board wants to appeal that decision – and has filed a notice of motion with Ontario’s Appeal Court.

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