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ONR Class Action

Petrone & Partners, in collaboration with Cambridge LLP, commenced a class action lawsuit on behalf of the 74 passengers (including 1 infant) that were on board the Ontario Northland Transit Commission's Polar Bear Express Train which derailed on May 30, 2018 while enroute from  Moosoneee to Cochrane, Ontario. The action was certified by the Honourable Justice W.D. Newton on November 20, 2020.

The opt-out deadline passed on January 19, 2021. Thereafter, the representative Plaintiffs, on behalf of the class members, and Ontario Northland reached a settlement at a mediation on June 17, 2021. The settlement and the distribution plan was approved by the Court on November 10, 2021.

The deadline to elect (baseline compensation versus attending a further assessment) is December 10, 2021. Passengers should review the Notice of Distribution Plan carefully. An election form (for ease of use) is also posted below.

For more information, please refer to the documents posted below or contact Lori Kruse directly at lori@petronelaw.ca.

Notice of Certification

Statement of Claim issued January 31, 2019

Certification Order issued November 20, 2020

Notice of Intention to Seek Court Approval on Settlement dated November 1, 2021

Notice of Distribution Plan Election Form (due by December 10, 2021)

Passenger Election Form