Presentations in the court case came to an end on June 5. All parties will spend the summer months examining the depositions and testimonies, and preparing notes and supporting arguments for their final arguments. Those should begin on September 22 and carry on until late October. The judge will then undertake his deliberations and render judgment.
On May 13th, the Court of Appeal realeased its decision regarding Imperial Tobacco’s access to medical records of class representatives they intended to call as witnesses.
The court ruled that Imperial Tobacco may have access to the records of the two representatives class members (i.e: Jean-Yves Blais and Cécilia Létourneau), but not those of any other potential class members.
With this decision, we hope normal proceedings can resume and that the trial can be completed in due time.