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Breeders File Statements Of Claim

Published: April 16, 2014 1:55 pm ET

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On Wednesday, April 16, a group of Standardbred breeders from across the province issued a Statement Of Claim against the Province of Ontario and a Statement Of Claim against the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation for damages arising from the manner in which the Slots at Racetracks Program was cancelled.

In its Statement Of Claim, the group of Standardbred breeders claim:

  1. a declaration that the Defendant owed common law, contractual, quasi-contractual and equitable obligations to the Plaintiffs and that those obligations were breached;

  2. damages in the amount of $60,000,000 for negligence, negligent and/or intentional misrepresentation, breach of contract, waiver of tort and unjust enrichment;

  3. punitive, aggravated, and exemplary damages in the amount of $5,000,000 or as otherwise determined by this Honourable Court;

  4. pre-judgment and post-judgment interest in accordance with sections 128 and 129 of the Courts of Justice Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.43, as amended;

  5. the costs of this proceeding on a substantial indemnity basis, plus all applicable taxes; and

  6. such further and other Relief as this Honourable Court may deem just.

The contents of the breeders’ release on Wednesday, April 16 appears below.


Statement Of Claims Against OLG and Ontario

Standardbred Breeders from across the province have issued a Statement Of Claim against Ontario and a Statement Of Claim against the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation for damages arising out of the manner in which the Slots at Racetracks Program was cancelled.

Please find attached the following:

1. A Statement of Claim issued on April 14, 2014 against Ontario.
2. A Notice of Action issued on March 10, 2014 against OLG (already reported by the media).
3. A Statement of Claim against OLG that was served on OLG yesterday along with the Notice of Action, which expands on the allegations in the Notice of Action.


 

Statement of Claim issued on April 14, 2014 against Ontario

 

Notice of Action issued on March 10, 2014 against OLG

 

Statement of Claim against OLG


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