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Amendments To The Transportation Of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Emergency Response Assistance Plan)
Recent amendments to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (the Regulations) seek to enhance response to releases of dangerous goods; to ensure more effective,
Canada
17 Jun 2019
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Autonomous And Connected Vehicles -"Ideal" For A Class Action?
As autonomous vehicles evolve, the interconnected nature of these products may expose a wide group of consumer issues such as vehicle safety concerns or privacy breaches.
Canada
9 Jan 2019
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The Sensor: Autonomous And Connected Vehicles — "Ideal" For A Class Action?
As autonomous vehicles evolve, the interconnected nature of these products may expose a wide group of consumer issues such as vehicle safety concerns or privacy breaches.
Canada
20 Dec 2018
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Court Of Appeal For Ontario Considers Availability Of Damages For Pure Economic Loss In Product Recall Case
​In 1688782 Ontario Inc. v. Maple Leaf Foods Inc., the Court of Appeal for Ontario considered the availability of damages for pure economic loss in a food product recall class action.
Canada
20 Nov 2018
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Destructive Testing Marks Start Of Two-Year Limitation Period In Product Claim
Limitation periods can be subject to much dispute. While the time limit to commence a claim is presumed to run from the date of loss, the plaintiff bears the burden of demonstrating that the cause of action was not discoverable until later.
Canada
29 Aug 2018
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In The Internet Of Things, Opportunities Abound For Class Action Litigation
At an estimated 8.4 billion in number, connected devices now in use outnumber people on earth.1 It is estimated that the usage of these devices will continue to grow, reaching 20 billion devices ...
Canada
31 Jul 2018
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Non-Parties Ordered To Produce Documents In Product Liability Class Action
In the recent decision of Schwoob v Bayer Inc. 2018 ONSC 166, the plaintiffs brought a motion for pre-discovery production of 120 million pages of documents in the possession of the foreign U.S. ...
Canada
15 Mar 2018
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Product Liability Handbook – New Release
BLG is pleased to announce the updated edition of our Product Liability Handbook
Canada
12 Jan 2018
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Uk Seeks To Legislate Liability For Autonomous Vehicles
As the capabilities and prevalence of autonomous vehicles increase, governments continue to attempt to address the consequences that flow from an increasingly autonomous environment.
Canada
24 Mar 2017
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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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Supreme Court Of Canada Declines To Hear An Appeal From Ontario That Limits Claims Against Manufacturers
The Supreme Court of Canada declined to hear an appeal of a decision of the Court of Appeal for Ontario that limits claims in class actions against manufacturers.
Canada
14 Mar 2014
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BC Court Of Appeal Restricts Remedies Under Competition Act And BC Consumer Protection Law
In Wakelam v. Wyeth Consumer Healthcare/Wyeth Soin de Sante Inc., a unanimous division of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia restricted the ability of plaintiffs to claim disgorgement based on statutory causes of action found in the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act ("BPCPA") and Competition Act.
Canada
14 Feb 2014
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Consultation On Exemption Regulations To The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act
​The proposed Exemption Regulations (Consumer Products) to the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act ("CCPSA") have now been published.
Canada
2 Dec 2013
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Draft Revised Guidance From Health Canada On Duties In The Event Of An Incident
Health Canada is updating its Guidance on Mandatory Incident Reporting under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act - Section 14 Duties in the Event of an Incident and is launching a consultation on the proposed changes.
Canada
5 Apr 2013
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The New Canada Consumer Product Safety Act: A Catalyst For Cross-Border Mass Tort Litigation?
New and expanded product safety legislation in Canada, superimposed on a backdrop of jurisdictions willing to certify mass tort and personal injury claims, has created an environment ripe for increasing class action activity across the U.S./Canada border.
Canada
1 Apr 2012
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"Sale Of Goods Act" Defendants Have Some Explaining To Do: Defect Inferred, Even In The Face Of Spoliation
Some recent decisions from the Ontario courts in "Muskoka Fuels v. Hassan Steel Fabricators Limited" serve as reminders that liability can be found under the Sale of Goods Act even without the cause of the defect in the subject product being proven, and even though the plaintiff had lost the defective product before the defendant had an opportunity to inspect it.
Canada
12 Sep 2011
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British Columbia Court Of Appeal Broadens CGL Coverage For Defective Products
On April 12, 2011, the British Columbia Court of Appeal released its decision in "Bulldog Bag Ltd. v. AXA Pacific Insurance Co." (2011).
Canada
12 Sep 2011
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Canada Consumer Product Safety Act – Changing The Consumer Product Landscape At Home And Abroad
Manufacturers, importers, packagers, advertisers, distributors and sellers of consumer products take note of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (the Act) which will come into force on June 20, 2011.
Canada
10 Jun 2011
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Canada Consumer Product Safety Act – Why You Need To Be Prepared
The federal government has passed the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA), which will come into force on June 20, 2011.
Canada
19 Apr 2011
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Bill C-36: The Impact of the "Canada Consumer Product Safety Act" on Advertising, Packaging, Labelling, Distribution and Testing of Consumer Products
On December 15, 2010 the new "Canada Consumer Product Safety Act" (CCPSA) received royal assent. It is expected to come into force in the next few months under an accelerated schedule for implementation.
Canada
20 Jan 2011
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