September 30, 2013
Latest Update – Federal Skilled Worker Class Litigation: Federal Court of Appeal
Following an extensive meeting with the Federal Court of Appeal, the Department of Justice and other appellant counsel, a tentative timeline has been agreed upon, taking into account the number of appeals, legal complexity, extensive evidence and legal arguments. The highlights are as follows:
The Appeal Books (which includes the thousands of pages of evidence the parties are respectively relying upon) are due to be filed at the Federal Court of Appeal by December 20th, 2013.
The Appellant’s (Our) Legal Arguments (Memoranda) are due at the Federal Court of Appeal by February 28th, 2014.
The Respondent’s (Department of Justice) Legal Arguments (Memoranda) are due at the Federal Court of Appeal by April 17th, 2014.
Thereafter the hearings will be set down likely over several days.