class actions


  • Accident victims pursue $600 million in lawsuits

    Accident victims pursue $600 million in lawsuits

    Nov 5, 2018

    Six Ontario automobile insurers have been named in a series of class-action lawsuits by accident victims who are seeking millions in benefits they say they were denied because the insurer improperly subtracted the harmonized sales tax from their benefits packages.

  • Opting out of class action can have its rewards

    Opting out of class action can have its rewards

    Oct 29, 2018

    The opportunity to opt out of a class action is offered in all Ontario class-action proceedings, but lawyers say there are some fact situations in which pursuing individual claims makes more sense than being part of a class.

  • Privacy-breach class actions may see an uptick

    Privacy-breach class actions may see an uptick

    Oct 29, 2018

    Some lawyers are expecting that new mandatory breach reporting under Canada’s privacy legislation may result in an increase in the number of privacy class actions, which are still in their relative infancy and continue to evolve.

  • Review underway of Class Proceedings Act

    Review underway of Class Proceedings Act

    Oct 29, 2018

    Lawyers say Ontario’s class actions process, which is currently being reviewed, could benefit from some streamlining and efficiencies to move cases along more quickly and avoid duplicate litigation in other jurisdictions.

  • Pre-certification motion can be efficient

    Pre-certification motion can be efficient

    Oct 29, 2018

    Launching a pre-certification motion in a proposed class action is a tough nut to crack, but it can be worth the effort in certain circumstances and may also help to narrow the issues, say lawyers.

  • Damages of $28 million awarded against firm

    Damages of $28 million awarded against firm

    Oct 22, 2018

    The Ontario Superior Court of Justice said Trillium Motor World Ltd. is entitled to $28,745,304 in damages against Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP and said Cassels Brock is responsible for the administration of the settlement in a class action suit.

  • Telus class action case heads to the SCC

    Telus class action case heads to the SCC

    Aug 20, 2018

    The application of a key provision in the provincial Arbitration Act when there are class actions involving two different types of potential claimants will be before the Supreme Court of Canada this fall.

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    Aug 6, 2018


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  • Crown must pay costs after being ‘overly enthusiastic’

    Crown must pay costs after being ‘overly enthusiastic’

    Jul 30, 2018

    An Ontario Superior Court judge has ordered the provincial Crown to pay costs to a representative plaintiff over actions taken during cross-examinations during a motion in the certification process of the proposed class action.

  • Imperfection rules

    Jul 23, 2018

    If much of modern technology focuses on extracting the messiness and toil out of life (like automated cars and artificial intelligence, for example), then one could assume that the law exists to clarify matters when things, indeed, go wrong. And go wrong they will.

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