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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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Last Chance To Speak Up On Public Consultation For REBBA Modernization
Change is coming to Ontario's Real Estate Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA), and March 15, 2019, is your last chance to chime in.
Canada
20 Mar 2019
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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
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CRTC Issues $250,000 In Penalties For Malware Distribution
Canada's anti-spam law (CASL) addresses much more than unwanted commercial messages. CASL also prohibits, among other things, installation of software onto a person's computer without consent.
Canada
17 Jul 2018
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Fair Trading Act Becomes The Consumer Protection Act And Other Key Amendments
Bill 31: A Better Deal for Consumers and Businesses Act passed First Reading on November 29, 2017, in the Alberta Legislature and received Royal Assent very quickly thereafter on December 15, 2017.
Canada
15 Mar 2018
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The United States Supreme Court Narrows Whistleblower Protections Under Dodd-Frank
The Supreme Court of the United States has refused to broaden protections for employee-whistleblowers under the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act).
United States
27 Feb 2018
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Common Defect Found In Multiple-Model Product Liability Class Action
In a recent case before the British Columbia Supreme Court, N&C Transportation Ltd. v. Navistar International Corp., 2016 BCSC 2129 [N&C] ...
Canada
22 Dec 2017
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Insuring Autonomous Vehicles In The Fabulous New
In Blade Runner 2049, Nexus-9 replicant Luv asks the LAPD's Lieutenant Joshi, "In the face of the fabulous new your only thought is to kill it? For fear of great change? You can't hold the tide with a broom."
Canada
11 Dec 2017
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Government Of Ontario Proposes Amendments To Payday Loans Act
Payday lenders provide small amounts of money to borrowers on a short-term, often high cost basis in exchange for future payment, like a post-dated cheque or pre-authorized debit.
Canada
7 Aug 2017
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Federal Trade Commission Delivers Cross-Device Tracking Report Recommendations
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) office recently published the Cross-Device Tracking: An FTC Staff Report.
Canada
7 Mar 2017
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A Wise Decision: Recent Lessons On Evidence In Class Actions
Wise v Abbott Laboratories, Limited, 2016 ONSC 7275 was a recent pre-certification summary judgment decision, which was released after the Divisional Court's decision this past summer...
Canada
28 Dec 2016
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Association Alone Does Not Equal Causation In Product Liability Cases
Class Action Case Update: Justice Perell's recent decision in Wise v Abbott Laboratories, Limited, 2016 ONSC 7275 addressed a number of key areas of interest for the class action bar.
Canada
9 Dec 2016
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Trumpian Logic Fails In Recent Pharma Class Action Decision
Class Action Case Update: Justice Perell's recent decision in Wise v Abbott Laboratories, Limited, 2016 ONSC 7275 addressed a number of key areas of interest for the class action bar.
Canada
7 Dec 2016
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Establishing The Due Diligence Defence Under CASL
Despite being in force for over two years, many of the key provisions of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation ("CASL" or the "Act") remain shrouded in uncertainty.
Canada
5 Dec 2016
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Pharmaceutical Product Liability Class Action Filed Relating To Olmetec Drug
Earlier this month a proposed class action was filed in Montreal by the Consumer Law Group alleging that Merck, Shering-Plough and Daiichi Sankyo provided inadequate warnings...
Canada
29 Nov 2016
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Class Actions Now Available In Japan
Japan has enacted its first class actions legislation, following an international trend seen in the European Union and some other countries in Asia.
Canada
2 Nov 2016
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"Conflicting" Defence Evidence Not Sufficient To Deny Class Certification
The Divisional Court's decision in Dine v Biomet will be of particular interest to members of the class action bar in Ontario, as it will have implications for evidence led on certification motions.
Canada
16 Aug 2016
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Second Trump University Class Action Proceeding To Trial
Class action trials, a rarity in Canada, are now set to proceed in two separate U.S. District Court cases involving U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump and "Trump University".
Canada
10 Aug 2016
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Dazed And Confused: A Look At Medical Marijuana And Ontario Schools
As the Canadian medical marijuana industry continues to expand and evolve at a rapid pace, unintended gaps have begun to appear across a wide spectrum of legislation.
Canada
5 Feb 2016
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Court Reaffirms That Common Feature Does Not Equal Common Defect In Multiple-Model Product Liability Class Actions
On December 17, 2015, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice denied certification in a proposed multiple-model product liability class action.
Canada
13 Jan 2016
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