Court Rules Against Residential School Lawyer

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 15:39



Tony Merchant is fighting a recent ruling that orders him to release records that could prove whether one of his clients received residential school compensation.


According to the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, the Regina lawyer is taking the matter to the Supreme Court of Canada after a decision from the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal.


The appeal court overturned a lower court’s decision that denied a request by the Law Society of Saskatchewan to have Merchant’s offices searched for the documents.


The Law Society became involved when the ex-wife of Merchant’s client alleged that Merchant wasn’t following a 2003 court order.


The court order required a portion of any residential school compensation money Merchant’s client received to be set aside for child support.