Certification would permit court to give effect to negotiated settlement

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Certification would permit court to give effect to negotiated settlement

Plaintiffs in three proposed class proceedings brought motion to consolidate three actions and have them certified as class action. Defendants consented to motion. Certification was for purpose of implementing settlement. For settlement purposes all criterion for certification were satisfied. Certification would permit court to give effect to negotiated settlement and to bind all affected parties. Certification would permit court to satisfy itself as to appropriateness of and oversee implementation of settlement agreement. Motion was allowed. It was appropriate to consolidate actions. Action was certified as class proceeding.

Waheed v. Pfizer Canada Inc.
(Aug. 25, 2011, Ont. S.C.J., Perell J., File No. 04-CV-81149CP; 05-CV-287488CP; 05-CV-82243CP) 206 A.C.W.S. (3d) 27 (6 pp.).

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