class actions


  • ‘Excessive overpleading’ attracts cost consequences

    ‘Excessive overpleading’ attracts cost consequences

    Sep 11, 2017

    As the risk of unsuccessful certification applications diminishes, Ontario courts are coming down hard on the practice of overpleading, saying it is unnecessary and wasteful, and leveraging cost consequences to emphasize the point.

  • Public law class actions pose special challenges

    Public law class actions pose special challenges

    Sep 5, 2017

    Launching class actions against the government and its institutions requires a different set of strategies from class actions against private entities. Lawyers are educating themselves on how to tackle a defendant with unlimited resources but a vulnerability to public pressure.

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