According to Mr. Mehedi he was scammed. He paid $3,742 to a
company to provide career development services and assist him in
finding a job. Prior to paying the fees, Mr. Mehedi asserts that he
was promised that the company would find him a job as a project
manager with a salary of $70,000. That job never materialized.
Mr. Mehedi sued the company and its principals. He lost at
trial. The trial judge found the defendants to be credible and
concluded that there was no basis for finding that any of the
defendants made any promises or commitments to Mr. Mehedi that went
Mr. Mehedi appealed the decision to the Court of Appeal. The
appeal was dismissed.
About a month after the appeal was dismissed, and nearly two
years after the case had been dismissed at trial, CBC's
Marketplace ran a segment entitled "Recruitment
Rip-off". The segment purports to expose how the recruitment
agency (allegedly the same one that Mr. Mehedi unsuccessfully sued)
exploits vulnerable unemployed persons by promising to find them
good jobs in exchange for fees.
After seeing the program Mr. Mehedi has attempted to re-open his
case to use the Marketplace episode, complete with hidden
camera interviews, as fresh evidence in his case.
After a lot of procedural runaround, the Justice Juriansz of the
Court of Appeal directed Mr. Mehedi to make his request to re-open
the trial before a Superior Court Judge. In the
decision, Justice Juriansz appears to have signaled that Mr.
Mehedi's request has merit, noting that the video tape
"provides considerable support for Mr. Mehedi's
position" and later suggesting that Mr. Mehedi "consider
attempting to obtain the entire hidden camera interviews with the
I, for one, am looking forward to see how the next step of Mr.
Mehedi's quest for justice unfolds.
It's not often that our little blog intersects with such titanic struggles as the U.S. presidential race – and by using the term "titanic" I certainly don't mean to suggest that anything disastrous is in the future.
J.J. v. C.C., is an interesting case in which the court held that an automotive garage owes a duty to minor children to secure the vehicles on the premises by locking the cars and safely storing the car keys...
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