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Woodstock Apartment Settled Class Action 

On March 27, 2011, an explosion and fire took place in the apartment building located at 168 Victoria Street South, Woodstock, Ontario.

The law firms of Charney Lawyers and Sutts, Strosberg LLP commenced a class action on behalf of the residents of 168 Victoria Street South who sustained damages as a result of the explosion on March 27, 2011. 

Residents may be entitled to compensation for experiencing physical injury including smoke inhalation; experiencing emotional injury, including fear for your life and family; sustaining damage to your property; costs of repair and cleanup of your property; relocation expenses for mileage, food and alternative accommodation; loss of employment income. Residents are advised to keep receipts and records of any expenses incurred as a result of the explosion for evacuation.

Anyone who participates in the class action will not be personally charged any legal fees. If the case is successful, legal fees will be paid by the defendants and from a portion of the compensation funds recovered on behalf of the class.

UPDATE - August 18, 2016 - The plaintiffs retained Roar Engineering to investigate the cause of the explosion. In their report dated August, 18, 2016, professional engineers concluded that a natural gas pipeline feeding the dryer unit had not been sealed from moisture and was weaker by corrosion over time. Persistent vibrations from the dryer caused the weakened pipeline to crack and release natural gas into the laundry room, which was ignited by a dryer burner.


The site is not designed to answer questions about your individual situation or entitlement. Do not rely upon the information provided on this website as legal advice in respect of your individual situation nor use it as a substitute for individual legal advice.

The information collected about potential class members will assist counsel in prosecuting the class action and assessing what damages were suffered by the class as a whole. Providing the information requested does not make you the client of Charney Lawyers. The court will ultimately decide who will be included as a class member.

This website will be updated from time to time to provide potential class members with information as it becomes available.