Sunday, December 21, 2014

$110 Million Class Action Lawsuit Against CAS

A $110 Million dollar class action lawsuit has been filed against CAS, initiated by Holly Papassay and Toni Gran for injuries suffered while in CAS foster care. Lawyer Jonathan Ptak says they are working on making it a class action lawsuit, saying there are tens of thousands of victims that could speak out and be added to the proceedings.

Thunder Bay Ontario Superior Court Statement of Claim, 17 pages

Ontario could face class-action suit over alleged failure to protect Crown wards
Global News article March 24, 2014

This CTV news footage posted March 24, 2014 details the story. Holly is seen detailing the abuse she suffered while in care, that being raped, sodomized and sexually abused in other ways. Complaints to CAS were ignored.

Video, CTV News footage, March 24, 2014 2:47

Carole Chretien-Rankin, another former foster child spoke of the bullying and abuse she suffered while in care. The foster parents never took pictures of her growing up; "It was just a cash thing" she says, so she has no pictures of herself when she was young. These CAS foster people did not care.

Sun News video of Carole, 4:27

Jesse Larabee (who contacted Papa to post this information) is also a member of this lawsuit. He writes, "I only wish that I had someone who did their job properly in the first place and we wouldn't be in this long term mess that we are in now."

Jesse Larabee YouTube channel of various videos.

Hopefully more people will become aware of this class action lawsuit and will contact lawyer Jonathan Ptak, and submit their story.

Koskie Minsky Law Firm - Jonathan Ptak