Aug 21, 2014
By Michael Kramer
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.