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May 2012

Sad News - Charles Hopper

Charles Hopper passed away Monday, May 14th, 2012.

It is with a sad heart that we say goodbye to a dear soul. If you never got the chance to meet the former Independent Director for Birch Mountain you missed out. He was a gracious and noble man. Another friend referred to Charles as being "perfectly decent, kind and elegant."

Charlie helped us when we started our research for this class action lawsuit 4 years ago and after speaking with him several times weekly we came to know him beyond the Birch story. He was our friend and we will miss him.

Obituary and Guest Book:

Full Steam Ahead - Update


does NOT

equal lack of progress or action.

To say we have been real busy is an understatement.

APOLOGIES If you have contacted us via and have not received a response, please accept our sincerest apologies. We're working to catch up.

NEW to the blog? If you are new to the blog site and have not already contacted us, please send us your name, phone number, physical address, and share count to to be included on our shareholder list as a member of the class action lawsuit. (You must have owned shares between April 1, 2005 through November 5, 2008 to be part of the lawsuit class.)

Legal documents can be found on the attorney's website:

We have accumulated quite a bit of information on this blog site and so have decided to remodel the blog to make finding information easier. We hope to roll out a new look sometime in June. In the meantime, we will continue to post updates here. There is an option to search the blog site located in the blue sidebar to the left (scroll down to find it). You can also browse by category or through the archives (blue sidebar). We have listed most of the legal documents in the yellow sidebar to the right. We understand it may not be easy to follow - another reason we are remodeling the blog.

The lawsuit is active and moving forward. In summary it has progressed as follows:

1. The lawsuit was filed on September 22, 2010 in Ontario.

2. The defendants motioned to have lawsuit jurisdiction be Alberta.

3. The Ontario court heard the jurisdiction motion on April 20, 2011and it was decided by Justice Perell the lawsuit should be heard in Alberta.

4. We appealed the decision on November 16, 2011 and it was ruled "stayed," meaning the appeal court agreed with the decision by Justice Perell that it should be heard in Alberta.

Actions so far have dealt with the process regarding jurisdiction and not with the merits of the case.