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Supreme Court Of Canada Clarifies Procedures For Class-Action Certification
On September 20, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) clarified several procedural questions regarding class-action certification in the case of Pioneer v. Godfrey.
Canada
27 Sep 2019
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Rise In Civil Claims Related To Financial Products
Civil claims related to financial products have been on the rise in Canada in recent years and plaintiffs' counsel are showing surprising creativity in crafting new claims
Canada
30 Jul 2019
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2019 Legal Trends: Complex Disputes
As part of our quarterly series on current trends across different industries, our second article for 2019 explores cross-practice litigation developments in Canada
Canada
26 Jul 2019
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Law Commission Of Ontario Recommends Broad Reforms For Class Actions
On July 17, 2019, the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) released its long-awaited report, titled Class Actions: Objectives, Experiences and Reforms (Report).
Canada
26 Jul 2019
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Alberta Court Denies Class Proceedings Against Investment Advisor, Supervisor And Dealer Institution
The Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta illustrated the individualized view Alberta courts take towards the relationship between investors and investment advisors, supervisors and dealer institutions
Canada
15 Jul 2019
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Overtime For Employees Paid On An Annual Basis: Quebec's Superior Court Denies Class Action Authorization
In its recent decision in Godin c. Aréna des Canadiens inc. (Decision), the Québec Superior Court (Court) refused to authorize an employment class action against Aréna des Canadiens inc. and Aréna du Rocket inc. (Arenas).
Canada
5 Jun 2019
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Proposed Privacy Class Action "Collapses In Its Entirety" On Commonality
On May 7, 2019, in Kaplan v. Casino Rama Services Inc. (Kaplan), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice refused to certify a privacy class action arising out of a criminal cyberattack
Canada
27 May 2019
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Supreme Court Enforces Arbitration Clause And Stays Business Customer Claims In Class Action
On April 4, 2019, a majority of the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) in TELUS Communications Inc. v. Wellman (Wellman) decided that business customer claims in a class action
Canada
26 Apr 2019
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Court Of Appeal For Ontario Invalidates Foreign Arbitration Clause In Standard Form Contract
The Ontario Court of Appeal (Court) has unanimously overturned the lower court's decision in Heller v. Uber Technologies et al.
Canada
11 Jan 2019
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Cy-Près Love: B.C. To Impose Requirements For Charitable Distributions Of Funds From Class Proceedings
On November 19, 2018, the Government of British Columbia introduced Bill 57
Canada
28 Nov 2018
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Concordia International Corp.'s Canada Business Corporations Act Proceedings Explained
The recent restructuring proceedings of Concordia International Corp. (Concordia) demonstrate that the arrangement provisions of the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) remain as a powerful tool for balance sheet restructurings in Canada.
Canada
22 Oct 2018
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Ontario Court Clarifies Employers' Duties In Mass Termination Cases
The statutory notice period in Wood was eight weeks since there were more than 50 employees and fewer than 200 employees impacted in the mass termination.
Canada
26 Sep 2018
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Lavender Haze Lifts: Court Of Appeal Clarifies Auditor's Duty Of Care
On September 5, 2018, in Lavender v. Miller Bernstein LLP (Lavender), the Court of Appeal for Ontario (Court of Appeal) overturned a lower court decision that an auditor had a duty of care to its client's clients.
Canada
11 Sep 2018
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The Man Who Sold (Around) The World: Ontario Not A Default Jurisdiction For Securities Class Actions
In its decision in Yip v. HSBC Holdings PLC, the Ontario Court of Appeal clarified the proper interpretation of "responsible issuer" in the context of a statutory claim for secondary market misrepresentation ...
Canada
15 Aug 2018
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2018 Legal Trends: The Sharing Economy
As part of our quarterly series on current trends across different industries, our second article takes a closer look at the sharing economy and how this new economic model impacts suppliers, customers...
Canada
13 Jun 2018
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New B.C. Legislation Proposes Multi-Jurisdictional Opt-Out Class Actions
Recently, the Government of British Columbia introduced Bill 21, 2018 Class Proceedings Amendment Act, to amend the Class Proceedings Act, R.S.B.C. 1996 (amended CPA).
Canada
1 May 2018
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British Columbia Supreme Court Rejects "File, Smile And Certify" Approach To Class Actions
The British Columbia Supreme Court (Court) recently dismissed the plaintiff's application for class certification in Ewert v. Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (Ewert)...
Canada
24 Jan 2018
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Takeoff Denied Again: B.C. Court Of Appeal Affirms Denial Of Airline Fuel Surcharge Class Action
The plaintiffs alleged that the airlines improperly characterized fuel surcharges as "taxes" or "taxes and fees" on ticket receipts and sought restitution for unjust enrichment by the defendant airlines.
Canada
22 Sep 2017
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B.C. Court Of Appeal Decision A Setback For Class Action Defendants
The Court of Appeal confirmed that limitation periods can, but usually should not, be considered at the certification stage.
Canada
30 Aug 2017
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Who Is My Neighbour? Ontario Court Rejects A Duty Of Care To Employees Of Foreign Suppliers
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently dismissed a proposed class action arising out of the collapse of a manufacturing facility in Bangladesh.
Canada
25 Jul 2017
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