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Canada Hits The Pause Button On Casl's Private Right Of Action
The Government of Canada has suspended the private right of action that was expected to come into force under Canada's Anti-Spam Law (CASL) on July 1, 2017.
Canada
19 Jun 2017
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Data Breaches In Canada: Reporting Obligations, Class Actions And Breach Management
In Canada, breach reporting to the appropriate regulatory bodies is currently only mandatory for private sector organizations in Alberta under the provincial Personal Information Protection Act...
Canada
19 Jun 2017
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Supreme Court Confirms Judges Can Conduct Hearings Outside Home Province
National class actions raise a host of complicated jurisdictional issues. This is especially true when there are parallel class actions in multiple provinces.
Canada
1 Nov 2016
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Debate Continues As To Whether General Liability Policies Ought To Provide Coverage For Cyber Losses
Insurance coverage tailored specifically to damages arising in connection with data breaches and other cyber losses has been available in the Canadian market for a number of years.
Canada
6 Jul 2016
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First Aggregate Damages Award In Ontario Upheld On Appeal In Consumer Protection Class Action
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently upheld what it noted to be the first award of aggregate damages under s. 24 of Ontario's Class Proceedings Act.
Canada
15 Jan 2016
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Canada
7 Jan 2016
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"Complete Code" Argument Continues To Be A Powerful Defence In Consumer Class Actions
If Parliament intends for a statutory cause of action to be the sole remedy for breaches of a given statute, the statutory regime is a "complete code."
Canada
30 Dec 2015
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Making Private Information Public: The Continued Expansion Of Privacy Class Action Liability
Over the past few years, Canada has seen a considerable increase in privacy actions regarding data breaches and unauthorised use of personal information.
Canada
17 Dec 2015
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BC Court Of Appeal Dismisses Proposed Consumer Class Action For Invalid Pharmaceutical Patent
On Dec. 8, 2015, the British Columbia Court of Appeal dismissed a proposed class action by consumers against Pfizer Canada Inc. in connection with Pfizer's now invalid patent which covered its VIAGRA® product.
Canada
17 Dec 2015
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SCC Confirms Robust Leave Test In Ontario For Securities Class Actions
On Dec. 4, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada released its much-anticipated decision in three securities class actions involving CIBC, IMAX and Celestica.
Canada
10 Dec 2015
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Recent Ontario Decision Confirms That Proposed Secondary Market Securities Class Action Claims Will Be Subject To Rigorous Scrutiny
A recent Ontario court decision has reinforced the Supreme Court of Canada's message that the leave requirement in secondary market securities class actions is much more than a mere "speed bump" for would-be class action plaintiffs.
Canada
6 Aug 2015
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Ontario Court Clarifies Franchise Issues In Trillium Motor v. General Motors
Once the likely depth of the economic downturn became apparent, GMCL engaged in restructuring planning, considered a CCAA proceeding and engaged with the Canadian and US governments for assistance.
Canada
16 Jul 2015
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The Cost Of An Ineffective Conflict Check System: $45 million!
the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released its decision in the Trillium Motor World Ltd. v. General Motors of Canada Limited class action trial, granting the plaintiffs damages in the amount of $45 million.
Canada
14 Jul 2015
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More Than A Speed Bump, Less Than A Trial: Authorization Of Class Actions For Secondary Market Liability Under Québec Securities Legislation
On April 17, 2015, the Supreme Court released its unanimous decision in Theratechnologies Inc. v 121851 Canada Inc., 2015 SCC 18.
Canada
24 Apr 2015
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Supreme Court Rules That The Leave Test In Securities Class Actions Is A "Robust Deterrent"
In short, the Court held that the leave test is a robust screening mechanism that requires plaintiffs to present credible evidence in support of their claim.
Canada
22 Apr 2015
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Ontario Court Of Appeal Allows Privacy Tort Action To Proceed Against Hospital
The Ontario Court of Appeal has affirmed the common law tort of intrusion upon seclusion applies to healthcare providers in Ontario...
Canada
13 Mar 2015
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Ramdath v George Brown College: The Availability Of Aggregate Damages In A Consumer Protection Class Action
In what circumstances can statistical evidence be used to support a finding of aggregate damages in a class action?
Canada
24 Oct 2014
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Fraud On The Market Theory Revisited: The U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Presumed Reliance In Securities Class Actions But Provides Defendants New Avenue Of Attack
The United States Supreme Court recently released its long awaited opinion in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc.
Canada
18 Jul 2014
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Illinois Brick Rejected In Canada
The Supreme Court of Canada released long-awaited decisions in three high profile antitrust class action cases involving alleged price-fixing conspiracies.
Canada
22 May 2014
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British Columbia Court Of Appeal Considers Certification Of Consumer Protection Claims
The British Columbia Court of Appeal overturned the certification of a class action against the manufacturers of children’s cough and cold medicines.
Canada
10 Mar 2014
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