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A Clash Between Class Counsel And His Class Representative
Plaintiff-side class actions are often – but not always – lawyer driven. Class counsel are increasingly entrepreneurial in seeking out potential class action mandates and identifying putative
8 Aug 2019
Ontario Class Actions 2019 Mid-Year Update
A bi-annual overivew of the key actions influencing the Class Actions landscape across Canada, presented by BLG's leading Class Actions team.
31 Jul 2019
Deemed Undertaking Rule Does Not Apply To Opt Out Information
In its recent decision in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of Essex County v. Windsor (City), the Ontario Court of Appeal has held that the deemed undertaking rule
30 Jul 2019
Law Commission Of Ontario Report On Class Actions — Key Recommendations
On July 17, 2019, nearly two years after announcement of the class action project in September 2017, the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) issued its Final Report on recommended changes
26 Jul 2019
Security Incident: The Québec Superior Court Confirms That The Mere Fact Of Being The Victim Of An Incident Is Insufficient To Support A Claim For Damages
Security incidents involving consumers' personal information are increasingly being reported in the media. Consumers are worried about fraud
25 Jul 2019
Court Refuses To Certify Investor Class Action
BLG was successful on behalf of an investment dealer in the recent case Fisher v. Richardson GMP and Woodward wherein the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench refused to certify an investor class action.
18 Jul 2019
BLG Successfully Dismisses Leave To Appeal In Class Action For Reasonable Limitation On Disclosure Of "Material Evidence"
On June 14, 2019, the Court of Appeal dismissed the leave to appeal the decision in Duguay v. Compagnie General Motors du Canada
10 Jul 2019
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...
3 Jul 2019
The SCC Reaffirms The Court's Screening Role At The Authorization Stage For Class Actions
The Supreme Court of Canada recently upheld the Court of Appeal's decision for the authorization of a class action on sexual assault in L'Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal v. J.J., 2019 SCC 35.
25 Jun 2019
Court Of Appeal Confirms Lack Of Jurisdiction To Hear Proposed Gender-Discrimination Class Action Against Police Service
The Ontario Court of Appeal in Rivers v. Waterloo Regional Police Services Board has upheld the Superior Court of Justice's determination that it was without jurisdiction to hear a proposed class
9 May 2019
Prospective Self-Represented Representative Plaintiff Put Out Of Commission
In Biley v Sherwood Ford Sales Limited, the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta recently dismissed multiple proceedings brought by the self-represented plaintiff against his former employer.
2 May 2019
Ontario Court Grants $20 Million Summary Judgment Against Government Of Canada For Unconstitutional Solitary Confinement Of Class Members
On March 25, 2019, Justice Perell of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice issued his decision in Brazeau v. Attorney General (Canada), ordering the Government of Canada to pay $20 million in damages
1 May 2019
Class Counsel Fee The Determinative Factor For Carriage
In August 2018, a fire at 650 Parliament Street in Toronto damaged two residential towers.
30 Apr 2019
Supreme Court Of Canada Says To Yield To The Arbitration Clause In The Case Of Consumer/Non-Consumer Class Actions
The Supreme Court of Canada recently released its decision in TELUS Communications Inc. v. Wellman.
29 Apr 2019
Court Approves Settlement In Novel Question Of Law under Solicitor's Act
On January 16, 2019, Justice Perell of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice approved a Settlement Agreement in Hodge v. Neinstein, a complex class action involving novel questions of law.
26 Apr 2019
Health Law Group Spotlight: New Partner Daniel Girlando
The Health Law Group is pleased to welcome its newest partner — Daniel Girlando. Daniel is a graduate of McGill University and has a long history with our firm. He articled with BLG in 2010-2011
23 Apr 2019
Ontario Superior Court Approves Funding Agreement For Tim Hortons Franchisees
In JB & M Walker Ltd. v. TDL Group, Justice Morgan approved a litigation funding agreement between Galactic TH Litigation Funders LC ...
17 Apr 2019
An Oxymoron Becomes A Misnomer – The Waiver Of Tort Debate Rages On In Newfoundland
Writing for the majority of the Newfoundland Court of Appeal, Justice Green has recently provided welcome elucidation of the ever-elusive "waiver of tort" doctrine within the context of class action proceedings.
15 Apr 2019
Where Are We With The Languishing Class Action Cases?
Defendants embroiled in class proceedings are often times presented with the issue of properly managing cases that languish for years for want of prosecution.
9 Apr 2019
Much Ado About Very Little? When A Court Questions The Adequacy Of Compensation On Settlement Approval
On January 28, 2019, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released its decision in Micevic v. Johnson & Johnson. This decision addresses several issues relating to settlement approvals in the context
28 Mar 2019
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