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Class Action Against Yahoo!: A Data Breach Is Not Always Evidence Of Compensable Loss
On June 10, 2019, in a decision rendered by Justice Chantale Tremblay, the Superior Court of Québec refused to authorize Plaintiff Brigitte Bourbonnière's application for authorization to institute a class action.
Canada
16 Aug 2019
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A Possible Blueprint For Class Action Law Reform In Ontario
On July 17, 2019, the Law Commission of Ontario ("LCO") released its long-awaited report, Class Actions: Objectives, Experiences and Reforms.
Canada
31 Jul 2019
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Canada
8 Jul 2019
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Class Action Against Nissan: Discontinuance Granted, Application For Authorization Refused (In Obiter)!
On February 26, 2019, in the case of Lévesque c. Nissan, the Honourable Justice Donald Bisson of the Québec Superior Court granted an application by Francis Lévesque to discontinue his Application for Authorization to Institute a Class Action.
Canada
26 Mar 2019
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Leave To Appeal From A Judgment Authorizing A Class Action Granted – A Rare Occurrence!
On March 5, 2019, the Court of Appeal granted a request by the defendant pharmacies for leave to appeal from the decision by the Superior Court in the matter of Pharmacie Tania Kanou (Jean Coutu) v. Côté ...
Canada
26 Mar 2019
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"Buy Now; Pay Later": Leon's Furniture Ordered To Pay Moral And Punitive Damages
In a decision on the merits in the course of a class action, rendered on July 31, 2017 (PDF), Justice Marc-André Blanchard of the Superior Court ordered Leon's Furniture ("Leon's") to pay $162,918...
Canada
6 Sep 2017
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"Buy Now; Pay Later": Leon's Furniture Ordered To Pay Moral And Punitive Damages
In a decision on the merits in the course of a class action, rendered on July 31, 2017 (PDF), Justice Marc-André Blanchard of the Superior Court ordered Leon's Furniture ("Leon's") to pay $162,918 in compensatory damages, ...
Canada
5 Sep 2017
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The HR Space: Unionized Employees Can’t Sue Employer, Even In Absence Of Collective Agreement
An employee covered by a union agreement is typically barred from bringing a claim to court. Instead, he or she is required to use the collective agreement’s grievance and arbitration process, with union representation.
Canada
31 Jul 2013
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Ontario Court Of Appeal Overturns Pet Valu Decision: Important Guidance On Communications With Class Members During The Opt-Out Process
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently overturned a lower court decision that had invalidated certain opt-out notices delivered in a class proceeding between Pet Valu Canada Inc. and its franchisees.
Canada
19 Jun 2013
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Quebec Superior Court Shuts The Door On Serial Class Actions
The Quebec Superior Court has recently rendered a unique decision limiting class actions in an important way.
Canada
17 May 2013
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Should Competition Act Claims Be Arbitrable? A Case Comment On Murphy v. Amway
In the recent decision of Murphy v. Amway, the Federal Court of Appeal upheld the lower court's determination that claims under the Competition Act are arbitrable.
Canada
1 May 2013
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Shannon Residents Appeal Superior Court Decision
On July 20, 2012, class representative Marie-Paule Spieser decided to appeal Justice Godbout's decision1 before the Québec Court of Appeal.
Canada
4 Oct 2012
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Good News For Issuers: The Supreme Court Of Canada Refuses Leave To Appeal From Limitation Period Decision
Earlier today, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the plaintiff’s application for leave to appeal from the decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Sharma v. Timminco Limited.
Canada
9 Aug 2012
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$12,000 For Neighbourhood Annoyances In The Class Action For Contamination Of Drinking Water In Shannon
The class members residing in the sector of Shannon called the "red triangle" will be entitled to a maximum amount of $12,000 compensation.
Canada
7 Jul 2012
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Improper Use Of Procedure In The Class Action Against Cigarette Manufacturers: Sanctions For Disproportionate Use Of The Rules Of Evidence
The historic class action brought by the Quebec Council on Tobacco and Health against cigarette manufacturers JTI-Macdonald, Imperial Tobacco, and Rothmans Benson & Hedges began in March. The approximately 90,000 group members intend to demonstrate that the emphysema and lung, larynx, and throat cancers that they developed were caused by cigarettes.
Canada
22 May 2012
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Class Action Not The Right Choice For Aboriginal Rights Claim
The BC Court of Appeal has overturned a BC Supreme Court decision to certify a class action regarding a claim for damages and declaratory relief associated with impacts on Aboriginal Rights from the regulation of aquaculture in the Broughton Archipelago.
Canada
17 May 2012
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Anvil Mining Ltd. v. Association Canadienne Contre l'Impunité
On January 24, 2012, the Québec Court of Appeal rejected an appeal on a motion made by the Association Canadienne Contre l'Impunité/Canadian Association Against Impunity (CAAI) to request the authorization to institute a class action proceeding against Anvil Mining Limited (Anvil) regarding its alleged complicity in the commission of war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Canada
30 Apr 2012
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Case Comment: T A & K Enterprises Inc. v. Suncor Energy Products Inc. and Suncor Energy Inc.
The recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in T A & K Enterprises Inc. v. Suncor Energy Products Inc. and Suncor Energy Inc.
Canada
6 Dec 2011
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Québec Court Of Appeal Authorizes Price-Fixing Class Action
On November 16, 2011, the Québec Court of Appeal authorized the institution of a class action on behalf of persons who allegedly suffered damages due to allegations of conspiracy to fix the prices of dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) in "Option consommateurs v. Infineon Technologies AG et al".
Canada
23 Nov 2011
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Class Actions And Québec’s Draft Bill To Enact The New Code Of Civil Procedure
On September 29, 2011, the Québec Minister of Justice, Jean-Marc Fournier, tabled draft legislation to establish a new Code of Civil Procedure.
Canada
14 Nov 2011
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