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Decision Confirms Potential For Inferred Reliance In Negligent Misrepresentation Class Actions, And For Lawyers’ Liability To Non-Clients
A recent decision of Ontario’s Divisional Court leaves open the possibilities that: (i) in a class action alleging negligent misrepresentation, a court may be able to infer reliance on a class-wide basis, as opposed to needing individual inquiries of class members, and (ii) a lawyer may owe a duty of care to non-clients, in circumstances where the lawyer’s legal opinion is used for promotional purposes.
Canada
9 Nov 2012
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