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Quebec's Superior Court Leaves The Door Open To Canadian Climate Change Litigation
On July 11, 2019, Quebec's Superior Court rejected a class action lawsuit seeking federal action relating to climate change.
Canada
6 Aug 2019
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What The Law Commission Of Ontario's New Report On Class Actions Could Mean For Litigants
On July 17, 2019, the Law Commission of Ontario released the final report of its class action investigative project, Class Actions: Objectives, Experiences and Reforms.
Canada
31 Jul 2019
3
"New Stuff" In Climate Change Class Actions
"You're asking us to do a lot of new stuff, aren't you?" Judge Andrew D. Hurwitz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Juliana v. United States, June 4, 2019.
Canada
1 Jul 2019
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Obituary Piracy Assessed
Thomson v. Afterlife Network Inc., 2019 FC 545, is a Federal Court decision in which the Court considers the existence of copyright in obituaries used in an e-commerce context.
Canada
21 May 2019
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Defending An Abuse Of Dominance Case
The Competition Bureau's updated Abuse of Dominance Enforcement Guidelines expressly provide, for the first time, that a party's compliance with a statutory or regulatory requirement
Canada
16 May 2019
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Supreme Court Enforces Arbitration Clauses For Business Customers In Consumer Class Action
Business customers that agreed to arbitrate disputes cannot "piggyback" their claims onto a consumer class action in court, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled.
Canada
25 Apr 2019
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Concordia: Novel Features In A CBCA Restructuring
in September 2018, Concordia International Corp. and Concordia Healthcare Limited implemented a plan of arrangement under the CBCA that has the potential to expand the use of the CBCA arrangement provision...
Canada
27 Mar 2019
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Looking Forward: Class Actions In 2019
For the last six years, the Bennett Jones Class Actions Practice Group has published an annual year-in-review: our attempt to recap some highlights in class action litigation over the last year ...
Canada
6 Feb 2019
9
Court Of Appeal Affirms Decision To Dismiss The Rana Plaza Class Action
As at the Superior Court, the Court of Appeal determined that Bangladesh law governs the plaintiffs' claim.
Canada
3 Jan 2019
10
Climate Change Litigation Comes To Canada
On November 27, 2018, a class action lawsuit was filed in Québec seeking relief against the federal government on the basis of its alleged inaction on climate change.
Canada
19 Dec 2018
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Move Over Toronto Raccoons—Hungry Squirrels Are Taking Over The Streets...And Class Actions?
We all love Rocky, Sandy and Scrat but, at least away from the silver screen, squirrels actually tend to be quite a nuisance.
Canada
23 Nov 2018
12
Canadian Appeal Court Affirms "Thanks-But-No Thanks" Approach To Discovery Of U.S. Residents In Canadian Class Action
On April 16, 2018, a Canadian appeal court upheld a prohibition on Canadian plaintiffs from obtaining discovery from a U.S. resident under section 1782 of Title 28 of the U.S. Code, See Mancinelli v. RBC, 2018...
Canada
22 Nov 2018
13
Poseidon Plan Of Arrangement Resolves Director And Auditor Liability Claims
Prior to filing, Poseidon had secured debt owing a lending syndicate in excess of $80 million.
Canada
12 Nov 2018
14
Ontario Court Of Appeal Certifies Class Action Against Sun Life
On September 5, 2018, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Fehr v. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada.
Canada
17 Sep 2018
15
Ontario Court Of Appeal Affirms Limits On Auditor Liability
On September 5, 2018, the Court of Appeal for Ontario released its decision in Lavender v Miller Bernstein LLP,1 overturning a summary judgment ruling that imposed significant liability on an auditor
Canada
12 Sep 2018
16
Supreme Court To Reconsider Fundamental Elements Of Antitrust Class Actions
Antitrust class actions have proliferated in Canada following the Supreme Court's 2013 "trilogy" of competition law decisions headlined by Pro-Sys Consultants Ltd. v. Microsoft Corp.
Canada
13 Jun 2018
17
Pumping The Procedural Brakes: Arbitration Clause Stays Potential Uber Class Action
Will an arbitration provision in a services agreement between Uber and its drivers prevent the drivers from bringing a class action for being misclassified as contractors?
Canada
19 Feb 2018
18
Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies And ICOs: No Signs Of Investors "HODL"ing Their Litigation Claims*
As mainstream interest in blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings increases, so too does the size of the market and the associated litigation risks.
Canada
31 Jan 2018
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Corporate Social Responsibility And The Rana Plaza Class Action
On July 5, 2017, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released a 129-page decision in the Rana Plaza class action (Das v George Weston Limited, 2017 ONSC 4129), a proposed class action brought in Ontario ...
Canada
12 Jan 2018
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Court Refuses To Certify Canadian Price-Fixing Case
For many years, it was next to impossible to certify a price-fixing class action in Canada. Today, certification is so common that refusals to certify are the rare exception.
Canada
11 Jan 2018
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