class actions


  • Panel overturns decision to stay global class action

    Panel overturns decision to stay global class action

    Apr 16, 2018

    The Court of Appeal for Ontario struck a blow for access to justice when it allowed a global class action to proceed here, despite the fact it involves absent foreign claimants, according to one of the lawyers spearheading the claim.

  • Class actions on worker misclassification will continue

    Class actions on worker misclassification will continue

    Apr 16, 2018

    Worker misclassification class actions are here to stay, according to the growing band of employment lawyers handling cases for plaintiffs.

  • Viability of umbrella purchaser claims in question

    Viability of umbrella purchaser claims in question

    Apr 16, 2018

    Competition lawyers are calling on the Supreme Court of Canada to settle the intensifying debate over the viability of umbrella purchaser claims.

  • Call for revamp of carriage motions

    Call for revamp of carriage motions

    Apr 16, 2018

    Defendants should be completely excluded from carriage motions as part of a broader overhaul to the process for selecting class counsel, according to one of the lawyers on the losing side of the recent bruising battle to prosecute a price manipulation claim against a number of German automakers.

  • Issue must be ‘novel’ to avoid cost award

    Issue must be ‘novel’ to avoid cost award

    Mar 26, 2018

    The losing side in litigation must show more than a specific issue has not been previously adjudicated to be considered “novel” and avoid a costs award, an Ontario Superior Court judge explained in a recent class action ruling.

  • Improving notification around class actions

    Jan 29, 2018

    There are literally hundreds of ongoing and recently settled class actions taking place in Canada today that directly affect the rights of Ontario residents.

  • New framework to be used for foreign claimants

    New framework to be used for foreign claimants

    Oct 30, 2017

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has outlined a new framework to be used when deciding if there is jurisdiction over foreign claimants within a global class action that originates in this province.

  • Legal community watching class action

    Legal community watching class action

    Oct 2, 2017

    A proposed class action against a Toronto personal injury firm has been closely watched by the legal community because of the dispute over whether costs can be part of a retainer agreement in addition to amounts paid out as a result of a contingency fee.

  • Winnipeg Royal Ballet class action underway

    Winnipeg Royal Ballet class action underway

    Sep 11, 2017

    In a recent class action filed against the Winnipeg Royal Ballet, former students are asserting claims based upon breach of privacy in relation to intimate photos taken by an instructor and then posted online.

  • Arrangement examined

    Arrangement examined

    Sep 11, 2017

    The newest player in the Ontario litigation funding market has just presented its unique funding arrangement for approval in a class action for the first time. In the case of Houle v. St Jude Medical Inc, which addresses the marketing of deficient defibrillators, the third-party funder, Bentham Canada, has put its arrangement on the Ontario Superior Court’s table.

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