Tentative Settlement Reached in Class Action
Court to Review Proposed Agreement
Ontario and counsel for the plaintiff in a class action lawsuit brought by a former student of the W. Ross Macdonald School for the Blind have reached a tentative agreement.
If approved by the court, the $8 million settlement would be used to provide compensation to eligible students of the W. Ross Macdonald School who were harmed while at the school between Jan. 1, 1951 and May 4, 2012.
The settlement must now be approved by the court after notice is provided to the class members.
- The settlement agreement would provide a process for eligible former students to make a claim for compensation, if approved by the court. Claims will be assessed by an independent claims administrator.
- Established in 1872 as the Ontario Institution for the Education of the Blind, the W. Ross Macdonald School is a day and residential program for students who are visually impaired, low vision and deafblind.