Judge rules that uOttawa hockey players can sue school

July 14, 2015

A $6 M class-action lawsuit filed by 22 suspended hockey players against the University of Ottawa may proceed, an Ottawa judge has ruled. The judge did strike down the portion of the lawsuit alleging that uOttawa President Allan Rock acted dishonestly or in bad faith. The trial will proceed on the players’ claim that the university itself acted negligently. The lawyer representing the students said that while they were disappointed in the judge’s decision to strike down a portion of the lawsuit, they were pleased that the suit would proceed. The lawyer representing uOttawa did not respond to a request for comment from the Ottawa Citizen. Ottawa Citizen