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Supreme Court: Court and Bangladeshi Victims

supreme court: The key issue in the lawsuit was whether a Canadian court had jurisdiction to consider the claim of importance to companies that source product from abroad, according to National Observer. Both Ontario's Superior Court and Court of Appeal had previously denied the plaintiffs class-action certification in their quest for 2 billion in compensation. In a decision on Thursday, the Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear a group of Bangladeshi victims and relatives who wanted to sue Loblaws over the tragedy. The case arose out of the collapse of the nine-storey Rana Plaza on April 24, 2013, in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka. Two of the clothing-manufacturing companies caught up in the collapse were Pearl Global and New Wave, which was under contract to supply Loblaws with apparel for its Joe Fresh brand. ; Two years after the tragedy, Arati Rani Das, who lost a limb and whose mother was killed in the collapse, and three other Bangladeshi citizens launched a proposed class action in Ontario against Loblaws and three affiliates. In all, 1,130 people were killed and 2,520 others seriously injured. ( As reported in the news.