Red Hill Valley Parkway
Class Action Suit
January 24, 2023
Further to our updating memo posted on our website after Mr. Justice Edwards’ decision, we confirm that the class action lawsuit will not proceed. His Honour determined that due to the variety of factors that might cause or contribute to any given accident, a class action would not be the preferable procedure to determine the issues between all of the potential class members’ claim and the City.
We agreed with opposing counsel that there will be no award of costs of the certification motion. Our team at Grosso Hooper Law and Scarfone Hawkins also determined after careful consideration that an appeal of this decision was not reasonably viable.
So this decision will stand and the lawsuit cannot proceed as a class action against the City of Hamilton.
That being said, Justice Edwards’ decision is not a judgment about whether you individually have a viable claim against the City of Hamilton regarding the Red Hill Valley Parkway. Rather, the decision is simply a determination that all of the matters cannot proceed together by way of a class action.
For further important information about possible individual claims, please refer to the letter dated January 24, 2023 emailed to potential class members who had completed questionnaires with our office.
Red Hill Valley Parkway Background
April 12, 2022 Update
Update For All Potential Red Hill Valley Parkway Potential Class Members
June 21, 2022 Update
Update For All Potential Red Hill Valley Parkway Potential Class Members
To find out if you fit within one of the proposed classes please contact the Grosso Hooper Law offices
You will be asked questions including important details of your accident. Downloading the questionnaire below will let you know the questions that will be asked of you, and information you will need to have on hand during the interview.
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In the News
Rob Hooper Gives RHVP Update on Bill Kelly Radio Show
Will the Red Hill Valley Parkway class action lawsuit go ahead? To recap the case and provide an update, Robert Hooper of Grosso Hooper Law joins Greg Brady, Guest Host for the Bill Kelly Show on Global News Radio.
Lawyer says $250M Red Hill Valley Parkway class action against Hamilton moving slowly
Robert Hooper, from the firm Grosso Hooper, says the families of crash victims filed documents on Tuesday and have asked for their $250-million class action to go forward. Hooper says due to COVID-19 the case is not moving as quickly as he and his clients had hoped.
Red Hill Valley Parkway Inquiry – Oral Submissions Hearing
Commissioner Mr. Justice Wilton-Siegel hears oral submissions from nine applicants, including Robert Hooper representing Grosso Hooper Law.
Crash victims shut out of formal participation in Red Hill Valley Parkway judicial inquiry
No crash victims or family members have been granted standing to formally participate in a judicial inquiry into Hamilton's slippery Red Hill Valley Parkway mystery.
Apology to citizens as staff admit report on asphalt issues on Red Hill Parkway hidden for years
Hamilton city staff have issued an extraordinary apology to the public after admitting a damning report raising concerns about the friction levels of the asphalt on the deadly Red Hill Valley Parkway was kept under wraps for six years.
Families of crash victims, consultant behind friction report among applicants at RHVP inquiry
The safety of the highway has been an issue in recent years. Several families of people injured or killed there have insisted the highway is unsafe. Some are suing the city now. Robert Hooper is the lawyer representing 200-250 parties involved in a class action suit.
Families of Red Hill Valley Parkway crash victims launch $250M class-action lawsuit against City of Hamilton
Rob Hooper, from the Grosso Hooper firm and the lead lawyer in the claim, told Global News Radio that they are also seeking damages for the hidden study of 2013 and lack of remedial measures taken by the city in response to that report.
Hamilton mulls more friction tests on ‘slippery’ Red Hill ahead of repaving
Rob Hooper, a lawyer retained by the families of some Red Hill crash victims, said he has alerted the city to the possibility his clients may want their own "independent testing" on the parkway.
Hamilton MPP calls on Ford government to assist city with Red Hill judicial inquiry
NDP MPP Paul Miller made the statement in the provincial legislature on Thursday afternoon, urging the Ford government to provide financial assistance for the inquiry.
Mayor pushes for external investigation into why Red Hill report was lost
Hamilton lawyer Rob Hooper has worked with some of those families and said he's been contacted by several people about the possibility of "individual lawsuits or the availability of a class action lawsuit."
Councillor feels ‘betrayed’ in light of Red Hill Valley Parkway bombshell report
A city councillor says he and his colleagues feel “betrayed” after learning about the bombshell Red Hill report.
Families of those killed on slippery parkway considering class-action lawsuit
For Tandra Henderson, the mother of 19-year-old Jordyn Hastings who died with her best friend Olivia Smosarski when their car crossed the grassy median on the RHVP May 5, 2015, news of this report is upsetting, said her lawyer Rob Hooper.
Bombshell admission: Buried study highlighted slippery Red Hill asphalt
Of the 994 crashes on municipal parkways between 2012 and 2015, 668 were on the Red Hill compared to 326 on the Linc. That includes seven deaths in that time period on the creek valley parkway that prompted families of victims to appeal for safety measures like median barriers.
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