Cases » Downtown Markham Excess Development Fee Charges
In September 2011 Roy O’Connor launched a proposed class action against the Remington Group to recover excess development charges that the plaintiff alleges should not have been paid by purchasers of the Downtown Markham property development located in Markham, Ontario.
The plaintiff seeks to recover those excess charges, court costs and taxes, on behalf of all Downtown Markham residential property purchasers that paid those excess charges. The allegations in the statement of claim have not yet been proven in Court.
Settlement Approved by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice
In late 2012 the plaintiff and defendants agreed to a settlement in principle where the defendants will pay $578,000.00 into a Settlement Fund to be distributed as follows:
On March 6th 2013, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice approved the settlement as being fair, reasonable and being in the best interests of the Class. The defendants made no admission as to liability as part of this settlement.
To view of download a copy of the Court-approved notice of settlement approval please click here.
To view or download a copy of the Order approving the settlement please click here.
To view or download a copy of the Court’s Reasons for Decision in approving this settlement please click here.
For more information about this settlement please contact Carolyn Filgiano at:
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