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Hearing over Humboldt Broncos bus crash lawsuit adjourned to January

REGINA — A hearing into whether the Saskatchewan government should be struck from a lawsuit involving families of victims in the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash has been adjourned.

Sixteen people were killed and 13 others were injured when a semi truck blew through a stop sign and into the path of a bus carrying the junior hockey team in April 2018.

Since the crash, several lawsuits have been filed, including one by families of four players and a former assistant coach who died.

Lawyers for the government were in court today regarding that suit to argue legal action should be barred because of the province’s no-fault insurance.

Lawyers working on another lawsuit — a proposed class action — say any decision could have an impact on their case and they want the government’s application dealt with as part of their certification process.

A judge adjourned the hearing until January. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published November 4, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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