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Tirecraft Group of Companies Class Action Website

This website provides information about the class action against the Tirecraft Group of Companies for debts owed to former employees of those companies.

The Claim

We are acting as counsel for Summer Bradko.  On November 26, 2008, Summer Bradko issued a claim (the “Claim”) in the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, Judicial District of Edmonton, against the Tirecraft group of companies and the former directors of those companies.  The Claim was issued under the Class Proceedings Act of Alberta and has now been certified as a class proceeding (class action) in accordance with that Act.  The Claim seeks compensation for termination of employment without notice or pay in lieu of notice.  It also seeks payment of amounts owing to Ms. Bradko, and to other former employees of these corporations whose employment was terminated on or after the receivership of the companies.  The amounts claimed include wages, vacation pay, bonuses, commissions, expenses and other amounts.

The Settlement and Notice to Class Members

On June 14, 2012, upon application by the parties, Associate Chief Justice Rooke granted a Consent Order certifying the Action as a class proceeding, approving the settlement of the class proceeding and approving the fees and disbursements of Witten LLP (the “Original Consent Order”). The Original Consent Order also specifies the members of the class and the form of Notice of Certification, Settlement Approval and Right to Opt-Out (the “Notice”) to be provided to the class members. The Notice is attached as Schedule “B” to the Original Consent Order.

On July 12, 2012, upon an application by the Plaintiff, the Honourable, Mr. Justice D. Lee granted a Consent Order to correct an error in the calculation of the settlement amounts included in the Original Consent Order (the “Correcting Order”).

Pursuant to the Original Consent Order and the Correcting Order, a copy of the Original Consent Order, the Correcting Order and the Notice will be sent to each class member for whom we have an address. The Notice that will be sent to each class member for whom we have an address will include the net amount (after deduction of legal fees and disbursements) of that class member’s entitlement pursuant to the settlement agreement approved by the Court.

The Original Consent Order (including the Notice), the Correcting Order, and a separate link for the Notice itself have been posted in the “Documents” section of this website, which can be accessed by clicking the link below.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Class members should carefully review the Notice, as it contains important information about class members’ rights, what each class member must do to exercise those rights, and the deadlines for exercising those rights. In particular, the Notice describes the actions that each class member must take to either opt out of the class or to receive his or her portion of the settlement. In addition the Original Consent Order and the Correcting Order provide details of the settlement.

The Notice is being mailed out on July 13, 2012 to all class members for whom we have an address. If you believe you may be a class member, but do not receive the notice within approximately one week after that date, please inform us by e-mail at efurs@wittenlaw.com or by telephone at (780) 441-3247.

There are some class members for whom we do not have an address. A list of these class members, as of June 14, 2012, is attached as Schedule “B” to the Notice. If you are one of the individuals named in Schedule “B” to the Notice, please provide us with your contact information as soon as possible. If you have current contact information for any of the individuals named in Schedule “B” to the Notice, please provide that contact information to us or contact those individuals and have them contact us at the address indicated in the notice.

Documents

Click HERE for copies of documents