Monday, December 11, 2023
Ottawa Courthouse Photo: Wikimedia Commons
NewsRide Hailing newsTaxi industry news

Ottawa Taxi trial wraps up first phase proceedings; written submissions due in April

Ottawa Courthouse Photo: Wikimedia

On February 16th, the first part of the Class Action court proceedings in Metro Taxi vs. City of Ottawa were completed.   All witnesses have now testified and have been cross examined.

The plaintiff’s lawyers now have until April 6, 2023 to present the written submission. The City of Ottawa will then have to respond, and file their written submission. Consequently, both parties must submit with the Judge by June 3, 2023.

Following written submissions, July 4th and 5th, 2023 have been reserved for oral submissions.  

A decision from Justice Marc Smith on the issue of liability will come in the late fall, or early winter 2024.

Following the decision, the plaintiffs will argue damages in front of Judge Smith.