Ca: Bruyea's lawsuit against feds could be settled out of court, says lawyer

Tim Naumetz reports:

The federal government appears ready to settle a $400,000 lawsuit by veterans advocate Sean Bruyea after Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart’s ruling that the Veterans Affairs Department contravened the Privacy Act by circulating his confidential personal information and medical files.

Mr. Bruyea’s lawyer would say only that following a lengthy delay in a court response to the damage claim Mr. Bruyea filed in Ontario Superior Court last March, federal lawyers representing three senior bureaucrats have stepped up legal proceedings that could result in an out-of-court settlement or a public acknowledgment of wrongdoing as well as financial compensation.

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