Class Action Against Belleville Orthodontist, Dr. Garry Solomon

Thomson Rogers has been retained by Sarah Davidson (“Sarah”) to investigate civil claims against former Belleville Orthodontist, Dr. Garry Solomon, relating to his alleged secret video recording of hundreds of his female patients. According to the news report from the Kingston Whig Standard dated July 19, 2017, the former orthodontist has been charged with, “voyeurism – surreptitiously recording images of a person over the age of 18 years, voyeurism – surreptitiously recording images of a person under the age of 18 years, possession of child pornography and making child pornography.”

Sarah is currently 28 years of age. She was a patient of the former orthodontist in 2004/2005 when she was just 15 years old. She has been notified by police that she is one of several hundred of the former orthodontist’s victims who were surreptitiously videotaped, without consent, while under his care at his Belleville dental office. It is understood that hundreds of similar videotapes were seized by police from the former orthodontist during a recent search of his office and house.

If you believe that you are one of the victims of the former orthodontist’s secret recordings, please contact us to share your information by completing the Questionnaire provided. After completing the Questionnaire, we will contact you to discuss your potential claim in more detail.

Class Action Updates


UPDATE (MAY 11, 2020):

We are pleased to announce that pursuant to the Order of Justice Mew, the settlement of this class action was approved on May 8, 2020. The Honourable Justice Mew’s Reasons for Decision can be found HERE. For more information on the settlement and important dates, please see the Notice of Settlement HERE.

Please also find the following documents:

  1. Order dated May 8, 2020 certifying the class proceeding and approving the settlement.
  2. Settlement Administration Guideline 
  3. Compensation Request Form
  4. Opt Out Form
  5. Appeal Form

The deadline to submit a claim (by submitting a Compensation Request Form) under the settlement is July 1, 2020. Class members should contact Lucy Jackson (ljackson@thomsonrogers.com) if they have any questions regarding the matter. 


UPDATE (APRIL 17, 2020):

The motion for certification and settlement approval will be heard by way of video conference on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 10:00 am.

Any member of the media or public who wishes to hear and/or observe the motion hearing may email their request to the local courthouse staff at belleville.scj.courts@ontario.ca in advance of the May 8, 2020 hearing. The person requesting access should provide their name, the hearing they wish to hear/observe and their contact information.


UPDATE (APRIL 9, 2020):

Due to COVID-19 and the court closures, the motion certification and settlement approval originally scheduled for April 20, 2020 has been re-scheduled. We will provide an update on the new motion date as soon as possible.


UPDATE (March 6, 2020):

We are pleased to announce that, subject to Court approval, a settlement has been reached in this case. A motion for certification and approval of the settlement has been set for April 20, 2020. For more details, please see Notice.


UPDATE (October 18, 2017):

CLASS ACTION COMMENCED AGAINST DR. SOLOMON

A class action has been issued against the late, Dr. Garry Solomon seeking compensation on behalf of all his patients that were allegedly surreptitiously videotaped by Dr. Solomon.

According to the news report from the Kingston Whig dated July 19, 2017, the former orthodontist was charged prior to his death with, “voyeurism-surreptitiously recording images of a person over the age of 18 years, voyeurism-surreptitiously recording images of a person under the age of 18 years, possession of child pornography and making child pornography.”

Thomson Rogers will be working on the class action as co-counsel with the Bonn Law Office.

View a copy of the class action claim. Amendments to the claim are anticipated in the near future.

The class action will proceed against Dr. Solomon’s estate in light of Dr. Solomon’s recent passing.

We invite interested persons to sign up for the class action by completing the sign-up form. Doing so will put you on the mailing list for further updates.


UPDATE (October 17, 2017):

Recent media reports have confirmed the death of Dr. Solomon.  Despite his passing, Thomson Rogers continues to evaluate the most efficient means of assisting victims in pursuit of potential civil claims against Dr. Solomon.  These claims can still be advanced against Dr. Solomon’s estate so please sign up if you would like more information.


Related Resources Re Dr. Garry Solomon:

Nov. 10, 2017 | Class action suit continues to Grow

Oct. 25, 2017 | Class Action registers 100

Oct. 19, 2017 | Civil Action Proceeding Against Late Orthodontist

Oct. 18, 2017 | Orthodontist charged with child pornography dies

Aug. 17, 2017 | ‘Massive’ Disclosure in Child Porn Case Against Anthony Garry Solomon

July 19, 2017 | Retired Belleville orthodontist faces sex-related charges

July 18, 2017 | Orthodontist accused of inappropriately filming clients in Belleville, Ont.

July 18, 2017 | Local Orthodontist Charged with Making Child Pornography

July 18, 2017 | Belleville orthodontist videotaped girls, women as patients: police