UWindsor class action law clinic receives $3.1M

The University of Windsor Faculty of Law’s Class Action Clinic has received $3.1M in windfalls from the settlement of a $100M class action lawsuit against BMO Trust for undisclosed fees on foreign transactions. CBC reports that the clinic, which is run by a staff lawyer and law students, is the first of its kind in North America. After the lawsuit settlement payout, the plaintiff petitioned for half of the remaining funds to be given to the non-profit clinic because of its unique identity. “This award to the clinic is an important next step in Windsor Law’s rich history of upholding an access to justice mission for Canadians,” said UWindsor Law Dean Reem Bahdi. CTV News| CBC| UWindsor Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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