Koskie Minsky LLP Law Firm ordered to pay $1.5 million in fees to charity
Greedy Lawyers Koskie Minsky LLP is seeking leave to appeal an Ontario Superior Court of Justice order to donate $1.5 million of its legal fees to charity.
The order comes as part of the decision in Welsh v. Ontario, a class action lawsuit that alleges the Ontario government was negligent and failed in its fiduciary duties and duties to care for students at three provincially run schools for the deaf. This failure, the lawsuit alleges, led to children, who often lived at the schools, being physically and sexually abused.
The appeal does not affect how much class members can receive, says Robert Gain, an associate at Koskie Minsky, who worked on the case.