(follow-up) Suit over canola growers’ lost laptop dropped

Remember when a laptop stolen from the Canadian Canola Growers Association in 2008 resulted in 32,000 farmers being notified that their social insurance numbers and bank account information was in unknown hands?

The Manitoba Co-Operator reports that a proposed class action lawsuit against the government and CCGA over the breach has been dropped.

Regina lawyer Tony Merchant, who’s well known in the field of class actions and represents the farmers who brought this suit, said it’s been discontinued because the theft does not appear to have actually harmed anyone.

“We know of no one who has suffered damage as a result of this loss,” his firm, Merchant Law Group LLP, wrote in a letter dated April 7, the Co-operator reported April 22.

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