SFU Parking Fines Challenged in BC Class Proceedings Lawsuit
(Reposted from the British Columbia Class Action Law Blog)
Fresh on the heels of the recent Class Proceedings Claim launched against UVic challenging the validity of parking fines collected by the University over the years, On June 22, 2009 a claim under the BC Class Proceedings Act (a Class Action lawsuit) was filed in the BC Supreme Court (Victoria Registry) against Simon Fraser University seeking repayment of parking fines collected by the University.
The Claim was filed on behalf of a Plaintiff seeking to have the claim certified on behalf of Those people from whom fines were collected by the Defendant for violations of traffic and parking regulations. You can click here to read the Statement of Claim. In short, the Claim alleges that Parking Fines collected by Simon Fraser University (SFU) were collected unlawfully in that the University lacked the power to enact and collect parking fines.
As I previously posted, I normally don’t write about cases that I and my firm are directly involved in, however, Class Action lawsuits are by definition public and getting the word out to the potential class is essential.
If you or anyone you know paid a parking fine to the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University (SFU) or the University of Northern BC (UNBC) and are interested in learning more about these claims you can click here to contact me.