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Clearing The Way: "Ice Breaker" Settlements In Class Actions
Class counsel sought to justify the settlement amount on two bases.
28 Jun 2019
The Court Of Appeal Rejects Class Action Against Loto-Québec On Odds Of Winning The Jackpot
On May 9, 2019, the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Karras v. Société des loteries du Québec in which it dismissed an application for authorization to institute a class action against Loto-Québec.
27 May 2019
SCC Rules No Piggybacking On Consumer Claims For Business Customers Due To Arbitration Provisions
The decision provides important guidance on Ontario's Consumer Protection Act, class actions and arbitration issues.
2 May 2019
Alberta Securities Commission Declines To Stay Enforcement Proceedings In Face Of Parallel Class Actions
In February 2019, the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) declined to stay the hearing of pending ASC enforcement proceedings on the basis of the existence of parallel, pending class action proceedings.
12 Apr 2019
Motion Judge Erred In Law By Approving Class Counsel's Fees On Condition That $1.5 Million Be Donated To Charity
The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently set aside a decision approving the legal fees of class counsel on the condition that counsel would donate 40% of the approved fees to charity.
7 Feb 2019
Key Competition Class Action Issues To Be Heard By Supreme Court Of Canada Today
On December 11 the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) will hear the appeal in Godfrey v Sony Corporation1, a case concerning long-debated competition law issues.
17 Dec 2018
A Tough Break For Third Party Litigation Funding In Ontario? Not So Fast.
The Ontario Superior Court (ONSC) issued two back-to-back decisions on acceptable litigation financing agreements, both involving the same third party funder.
15 Nov 2018
Litigation Funding In Canadian Insolvencies: A New Tool In The Toolbox?
The high (and rising) cost of complex commercial litigation proceedings remains one of the defining features of litigation in Ontario, and across Canada more broadly.
25 Oct 2018
Waiver Of Privilege Over Cybersecurity Report
The Ontario Superior Court recently ordered Casino Rama Resort to produce excerpts of reports prepared by a cybersecurity company who investigated a cybersecurity breach.
13 Sep 2018
Take Note: Class Action Defendants May Be Ordered To Bear The Costs Of Notice To Class Members
Justice Perell's decision in Fantl v. ivari, teaches class action defendants an important lesson in being careful what they wish for.
10 Aug 2018
The Importance Of Materiality In Secondary Market Misrepresentation Claims: Paniccia Securities Class Action
In the recent decision of Paniccia v MDC Partners Inc., Perell J. refused to grant leave to proceed with a putative secondary market securities class action under Part XXIII.1 of the Ontario Securities Act ...
19 Jun 2018
A #MeToo-era Class Action Authorized, With A Twist
The highly publicized allegations against Mr. Rozon are not the only reason this decision has garnered widespread interest.
30 May 2018
Yahoo Settles Cyber Security Class Action Lawsuit
The settlement has yet to be approved by the court.
United States
3 May 2018
Proposed Amendments To Class Proceedings Act In British Columbia
Proposed amendments to British Columbia's Class Proceedings Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c.50 (the Act) will permit national opt-out class actions and require the court to consider proceedings in other jurisdictions ...
27 Apr 2018
Reforming Class Actions In Ontario – Your Input Please!
On March 9, 2018, the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) released its Consultation Paper entitled "Class Actions: Objectives, Experiences and Reforms".
12 Mar 2018
CBA Proposal For A Framework To Facilitate Court-To-Court Communication And Coordination Of Overlapping Class Actions Clears The First Hurdle
At the CBA Annual Meeting on February 15, 2018, a resolution to approve, as best practices, a revised Canadian Judicial Protocol for the Management of Multi-Jurisdictional Class Actions was approved.
26 Feb 2018
CBA Proposal For A Framework To Facilitate Court To Court Communication And Coordination Of Overlapping Class Actions Clears The First Hurdle
The Revised Protocol establishes best practices by which multi-jurisdictional class actions may be coordinated among courts in circumstances that do not involve settlements.
19 Feb 2018
Ontario Court confirms jurisdiction over claims of all Canadians who purchased shares on NASDAQ and TSX: Paniccia v. MDC Partners Inc. et al, 2017 ONSC 7298
Plaintiffs in class action claims for misrepresentation in the secondary market recently scored a victory when the Ontario Superior Court of Justice determined[1] that not only does it have jurisdiction over these claims brought by Canadians who purchased shares of a company registered in Canada on a foreign stock exchange, but that Canadian securities and tort law should apply to such claims.
20 Dec 2017
Ontario Superior Court Grants Costs Exceeding $1 Million To Successful Defendants In "Entrepreneurial" Class Action
The Yip v. HSBC Holdings plc saga has concluded with the granting of a costs award in the amount to $1,000,455.22 to the successful defendants following an unsuccessful motion by the representative plaintiff for certification and leave.
8 Dec 2017
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