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Canadian Armed Forces Class Action – When should I contact Wagners?

by | Monday, December 19, 2016

It is important to know that communications between class members and Wagners will be kept confidential. Information we receive on any class members will not be made public, unless a class member desires and consents to the release of their information. Whether your information becomes public is within your discretion and control.

Many have inquired when it is necessary to contact Wagners to become involved in the action.

The class action works on an opt-out basis, meaning that if you fall within the class definition, you are presumptively part of it. Therefore, it is not necessary to contact the firm immediately.

However, we would encourage class members to communicate with us earlier rather than later. By doing so, you will be directly kept apprised of the status of the case as it moves forward, as we will have your contact information. This is important for ensuring not to miss crucial deadlines or status updates. If a class member misses the claims period and does not submit a claim, they will not be entitled to recover and will be barred from taking any further action.

If you are uncertain at this stage about whether you would like to take part, you may wait, or you may still contact the firm via email, over the phone, or by meeting with us, and decide at a later date to opt-out, should you desire, during the opt-out period.

How do legal fees work?

The representative plaintiff has entered into an agreement with Wagners with respect to legal fees and disbursements.

There are no fees or upfront costs for any class member to participate in this action. In this case, as is common in class actions, Wagners has entered into something called a contingency fee agreement. This means that class counsel is only paid if the class action is successful. If the action settles, or is successful at the common issues trial, Wagners will be paid back disbursements, (which are expenses paid to further the case), and legal fees for the time put into the action, from the settlement amount or court award.

As well, any agreement with respect to counsel’s legal fees must be approved by the court as fair and reasonable.

Please do not hesitate to contact us by email at classaction@wagners.co or call toll free at 1-800-465-8794 for more information. All communications with Wagners will be kept confidential.

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Sam M
Sam M
16:11 19 Jan 18
Dyana was so kind to help me and respond to my query within 24h even though they do not pursue the specific class action I was looking for. She sent me few links by email. Thank you Dyana.
linda frausell
linda frausell
01:21 16 May 17
I have dealt with Wagner and Associates over the years and have received great advice,support and results . Their team is very respectful and show they care. You can trust them to take care of you and they always have your best interest in hand. I would definetly recommend them .
frank slaunwhite
frank slaunwhite
16:29 03 May 17
Ray Wagner and his legal team have been representing my niece and I for many years. They have been honest and quick to respond to all our needs in a professional manner. I highly recommend Wagners Law Firm and appreciate their caring approach. Thanks
Missy Day
Missy Day
12:03 06 Oct 16
I can't speak highly enough about the lawyers at Wagners who represented me for injuries from not one but two motor vehicle accidents. They were very professional and approachable. I was kept informed of all steps in the process and all of my inquiries were responded to and dealt with very quickly. The lawyers are knowledgeable and showed great empathy for what I was going through. I would recommend this firm to anyone!
Nicholas Gordon
Nicholas Gordon
11:30 06 Oct 16
I contacted Wagners about a motor vehicle accident. I was able to speak with someone right away. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. I received a response about pursuing a case the next day. I would highly recommend this firm.
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