Charges were laid on April 11, 2005 for failing to comply with accepted actuarial practice and failing to comply with section 22 of the PBA. The charges relate to the preparation and filing of two actuarial reports for the Slater Stainless Corp. CAW and USWA pension plans. The charges are currently being pre-tried and a trial date will be set soon. The first appearance was on May 18, 2005. A pre-trial conference was initially convened on June 22, 2005 and continued on August 22, 2005 and September 26, 2005. The pre-trial conference resumption and next appearance took place on November 7, 2005. Trial dates were set for May 12 and June 23, 2006.
On May 12, 2006, the Court heard a motion to quash the charges brought by AON. Mr. Norton joined in the motion with respect to some of the charges. The Court indicated that it would require some time to decide the motion, and advised that the previously scheduled second trial date of June 23 could likely not take place. The parties scheduled June 7 as a date to return to court to speak to the status of the matter.
Updated on May 26, 2006
Spoken to on June 7 and 13, 2006. June 23, 2006 charges quashed against AON but not Norton. Norton trial commenced June 23, 2006, continued August 3, 2006 and September 7, 2006. Court reserved judgment, to be given February 23, 2007.
Updated on November 30, 2006
On February 23, 2007 the Court dismissed all charges against J. Melvin Norton.
Updated on March 31, 2007