Kugler Kandestin concludes historic agreement in principle of $20 billion to settle Millenium Scoop and Jordan’s Principle class actions

Kugler Kandestin is very pleased to announce that a $20 billion agreement in principle has been reached regarding the Millenium Scoop and Jordan’s Principle class actions. This agreement in principle promises compensation to First Nations youth who, as a result of a systemically underfunded First Nations child welfare system, were removed from their homes on reserve and placed into out-of-home care. It will also compensate First Nations youth who were denied, delayed or experienced gaps in the receipt of an essential public service or product in violation of Jordan’s Principle. Furthermore, the settlement will provide compensation to certain family members of the removed children and those whose Jordan’s Principle rights were breached.

Kugler Kandestin collaborated with Sotos LLP and Miller Titerle+ in the context of a national consortium, which also involved Nahwegahbow, Corbiere and Fasken Dumoulin LLP, representing a group of representative plaintiffs.

This agreement in principle is a first, major step toward a comprehensive settlement agreement, which will determine the process to submit a claim and how much each class member will receive. As the parties work toward a comprehensive settlement agreement, stay connected for further details by registering for updates on the class action website.