British Columbia: A former transmission shop owner is suing a charter airline in Richmond, B.C., alleging that his business went under after a plane crashed into the property, damaging buildings, fences and 275 transmissions in June 2009. The former owner also claims that the airline trespassed on the property. Two men died in the crash.
Northwest Territories: Two Yellowknife men have had their class action lawsuit against Bell Mobility certified. They’ve spent two years asking the cellphone company to return the 75-cent “emergency access fee” they pay each month in a territory where there are no 911 services available. Up to 20,000 NWT residents could be eligible to join the suit.
Manitoba: A single mother who was allegedly stomped in the eye with a high-heel shoe during a bar fight last fall is suing the attacker, the Level 2 Niteclub in Winnipeg and bouncers whom she says could have prevented the assault. The woman claims she suffered disfigurement and complete loss of vision in one eye. Police have yet to make any arrest in the case.
Ontario: The owner of two properties who was ordered to clean them up is now suing both the province and the City of Hamilton, claiming harassment and trespassing. The man refused Ministry of Environment orders to remove hundreds of barrels of what were deemed toxic substances. The owner says the alleged harassment preceded an “inadequate” offer of compensation for his land, which the city wants for a stadium for the 2015 Pan Am Games. He plans to build a 30-storey building with 1,000 units on the land.
Quebec: The family of an Algerian student who died in 2007 after an explosion at a cottage north of Montreal is now suing the widow and estate of the owner. The 33-year-old Sauvé Foundation scholar was a guest of the 64-year-old former Westmount city councillor and scholarship adviser, who also died in the fire. The family is seeking $785,000 plus costs.