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$90M in flood compensation delayed after majority of claims 'deficient'


January 9, 2019

Payouts to members of four Manitoba First Nations affected by flooding in 2011 were supposed to begin to flow last month but lawyers for the group are heading back to court to ask for more time after thousands of claims received were missing pieces.

"Because such a high percentage of these claims were deficient, we thought it would be a travesty of justice if they just applied the settlement [money] as it was and only 20 percent of eligible people got paid," said Sabrina Lombardi, at McKenzie Lake Lawyers in Toronto, one of the firms representing the class action plaintiffs.


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