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Summary Judgment On Six-Packs: Hughes v. LCBO
On April 17, 2019, the Court of Appeal for Ontario released its decision in Hughes v Liquor Control Board of Ontario, upholding the dismissal of a proposed class action against the Liquor Control Board of Ontario...
Canada
3 Jul 2019
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Bennett v. Hydro One: The Divisional Court Cuts The Power To A Systemic Negligence Class Action
On December 31, 2018, the Divisional Court released its decision in Bennett v. Hydro One Inc. et al with respect to the appeal of the dismissal of a motion for certification of the action as a class proceeding.
Canada
11 Feb 2019
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"Technically And Substantively Unfair": The Case Against Case Splitting In Secondary Market Class Actions
On July 26, 2018, Justice Perell of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released his decision in Johnson v. North American Palladium Ltd.
Canada
14 Sep 2018
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Auditor Liability Revisited: Lavender v. Miller Bernstein LLP
Several common issues were certified on consent, including inter alia whether the auditor owed a duty to the class and, if so, whether it breached that duty.
Canada
12 Sep 2018
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An Entrepreneurial Expectation Of Risk: Yip v. HSBC Holdings
On the subsequent motion to address the costs to be awarded to the successful defendants, the Bank sought roughly $1 million in costs.
Canada
13 Dec 2017
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Differently Situated Defendants And Preferable Procedure: LBP Holdings Ltd. v. Hycroft Mining Corp.
The representative plaintiff sought to certify a class proceeding on behalf of primary market shareholders against two classes of defendants.
Canada
13 Nov 2017
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Auditor Held To Owe Duty To "Client's Clients"
In Lavender v. Miller Bernstein LLP, Justice Belobaba heard a motion by the representative plaintiff for summary judgment on several of the common issues certified in the class proceeding against the defendant auditor.
Canada
12 Sep 2017
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Wind-Downs, Retainers And Releases: The Ontario Court Of Appeal Decision In Trillium Motor World
In two sets of comprehensive reasons, the Court dismissed the appeal from the liability finding against Cassels Brock ("Cassels"), allowed in part the appeal on the calculation of damages...
Canada
14 Jul 2017
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Ontario Court Of Appeal Certifies A Global Investor Class
​In Excalibur Special Opportunities LP v. Schwartz Levitsky Feldman LLP, the Ontario Court of Appeal reversed the motion judge's decision, which had dismissed the representative plaintiff's motion...
Canada
10 Mar 2017
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Access To Justice Above All: The Court Of Appeal Revisits Preferable Procedure
The representative plaintiff advanced a claim of negligent misrepresentation.
Canada
25 Aug 2016
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Less Is Not Always More: The Court Of Appeal Addresses A Consortium Carriage Fight
The Ontario courts have developed a body of caselaw to address the problem that arises where multiple law firms seek to advance what is essentially the same class proceeding.
Canada
20 Jul 2016
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Contribution And Causation: The IPEX Case
IPEX manufactured a composite pipe called Kitec that was used in plumbing and heating in thousands of residential and commercial premises across North America.
Canada
20 Jun 2016
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Sharing Is Caring … Or Maybe Not? Ontario Judge Refuses To Approve A Class Action Fee Sharing Agreement
On May 25, 2016, the Court of Appeal for Ontario will hear the appeal in Bancroft-Snell v Visa Canada Corporation...
Canada
23 May 2016
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Jurisdictional "Whack-A-Mole": Overlapping Class Actions And Abuse Of Process
Financial institutions often operate both nationally and internationally. Due to this common feature of business, such institutions may be the subject of multi-jurisdictional class actions.
Canada
19 May 2016
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Ontario Court Refuses To Add Underwriters To Class Action Against Bankrupt Issuer
Justice Belobaba dismissed a motion by a representative plaintiff to add certain underwriters as defendants to a securities class proceeding.
Canada
4 May 2016
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Court Interprets CFO's Class Action Settlement Narrowly
The underlying class action initiated in 2011 concerned allegations of secondary market securities misrepresentations.
Canada
22 Mar 2016
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Court Of Appeal Provides Guidance On Common Issues And Franchisors' Duty Of Good Faith
On January 14, 2016 the Ontario Court of Appeal released its unanimous decision in 1250264 Ontario Inc. v. Pet Valu Canada Inc.
Canada
27 Jan 2016
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