Class Action Suit Certified
NOTE: The following is being released as part of the settlement agreement in a class action between the province of Nova Scotia and the law firm of Branch MacMaster LLP on behalf of their clients.
On Sept. 26, the province of Nova Scotia and the law firm of Branch MacMaster LLP announced that they reached an agreement to settle the class action brought to address issues surrounding the former Economic Stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program.
The agreement has been approved by the court, and class action members are now able to make a claim.
Eligible class action members will each be entitled to $75,000, less the 15 per cent for legal fees that the court approved as fair and reasonable. Class action members who were paid under a business mentorship will get $75,000 less any payments the class action member received as part of their mentorship agreement. The 15 per cent legal fees will be taken from the net amount.
To get a claim form, eligible class action members should visit http://immigration.gov.ns.ca/settlement-agreement . Alternatively, they may contact Greg McMullen, lawyer for the class, at 604-654-2999.