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Newfoundland panel rejects appeal in moose-vehicle collisions class-action

Lawyer Ches Crosbie arrives at the Supreme Court in St. John's on Novemeber 18, 2014. Crosbie, the lawyer who tried to launch a class-action lawsuit for victims of moose-vehicle collisions in Newfoundland and Labrador says an appeal in the case has been rejected. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly
May 26, 2016 - 1:23 PM

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The lawyer who tried to launch a class-action lawsuit for victims of moose-vehicle collisions in Newfoundland and Labrador says an appeal in the case has been rejected.

Ches Crosbie argued before a panel of three appeal court judges in January 2015 that a trial judge was wrong to dismiss the lawsuit in September 2014.

Crosbie says the plaintiffs are now reviewing their options after that appeal was rejected.

The lawsuit was launched against the provincial government in 2011 on behalf of more than 100 moose-vehicle collision victims.

But a lower court judge ruled the province was not liable for the collisions and had taken reasonable steps to prevent them.

Crosbie says the appeal panel decision doesn't prevent the government from providing compassionate compensation to the most deserving of the victims.

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