$1 billion suit launched in Walkerton

A lawsuit has been filed in Walkerton over the E. coli outbreak. This action seeks $1 billion in general and specific damages.

Lawyer Robert Garcia launched the suit on behalf of 1,000 people on Friday.

It names Walkerton, the Town of Brockton, the Public Utilities Commission, the Bruce-Grey Health Unit and the province of Ontario.

On Thursday, lawyer Scott Ritchie announced that he had been retained by a group of Walkerton residents to launch a class-action lawsuit.

The insurance company that covers Walkerton has sent a team of lawyers to the community to prepare for the legal actions.