GLGI Proposed Class Action Lawsuit Update – December 22, 2016
The following is an update on the status of the proposed GLGI class action lawsuit.
We have resolved almost all the issues related to service of the defendants and are currently in the process of submitting another substituted application to the Court for an Order authorizing substituted service on the remaining two defendants. Once this application is granted, we will be able to move forward to the certification stage. This is great news.
As you know, personal service of the Claims on the defendants has been difficult. With those issues behind us, we will move forward and prepare our application for a case management judge and our certification application.
MLG has received several inquiries within the last few months from potential class members who have been contacted recently by the CRA. MLG would like to reiterate that the existence of class action litigation does not change your immediate circumstances, and you can expect that the CRA will pursue ongoing tax proceedings against you. We strongly suggest that you contact a tax professional without delay, to address what steps you might take in regards to your personal tax situation pending the outcome of this class action litigation.
MLG cannot offer to assist you with regard to any individual CRA issues you may be facing, and pending class action litigation will not prevent the CRA from taking steps while the class action litigation is unresolved. You must take steps on your own (or through your personal tax professional) to address any inquiries or notices you may receive from CRA.
MLG is working diligently on this class action litigation. This general information is being provided simply as a courtesy, and nothing in our correspondence is intended to be legal advice or opinion. You can expect to receive a further update from our law firm regarding the status of the GLGI class action in February 2017.
Merchant Law Group LLP