The Class Action Clinic at Windsor Law has released its second public legal education video, illustrating the basic elements of a class action settlement claims process. When all members of the group or class cannot be identified directly, a claims process is necessary to divide the money paid by the defendant.
According to law professor and clinic director Jasminka Kalajdzic, the video provides accessible information to the public about how class members can claim their share of compensation once a settlement has been approved by the court.
“The number one complaint that class members have with class actions is that information about these cases is hard to find and understand,” says Prof. Kalajdzic. “I’m very pleased that the clinic is contributing to a better understanding of the law in this field."
The script was prepared by Kalajdzic, clinic staff lawyer Andrew Eckart, and current law students Flavia Zaka and Mariam Rajabali.
This is the second video produced and animated by Hello Adventure Animation, a digital marketing and graphics firm located in Guelph, with funding from the Law Foundation of Ontario.
Launched in October 2019, the Class Action Clinic at Windsor Law provides a range of legal services, information, assistance with filing claims in settlement distribution processes, public education, and outreach. To learn more about the Class Action Clinic, visit its website.