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Cause and effect: the evidentiary threshold required to certify a product liability class action
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • March 17 2015

The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently clarified the evidentiary threshold that plaintiffs must satisfy at the certification stage in the


B.C. Court confirms plaintiffs must provide workable causation methodology to certify product liability class proceedings
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • March 12 2015

In Charlton v. Abbott Laboratories, Ltd., 2015 BCCA 26 (Charlton), the British Columbia Court of Appeal clarified the evidentiary threshold


Made in Canada, but sold south of the border: a cautionary tale for supply chain participants
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • February 5 2015

In Canada, liability for a defective product can attach to all participants in a supply chain to varying degrees, including retailers, suppliers


‘Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act’ receives Royal Assent
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • December 18 2014

In recent years Health Canada has been expanding its legislative and regulatory powers in respect of consumer safety on a number of fronts. In


Proposed menu labelling law healthier choices for consumers, no choice for food chains
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • December 17 2014

On November 24, 2014, the Ontario government introduced Bill 45, the Healthy Menu Choices Act, 2014 (the Act). This follows Bill 162, the Making


Class actions and consumer product settlements: the proof is in (the receipt for) the pudding
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • November 14 2014

Consumers don’t keep their receipts. This poses a unique challenge in consumer product class actions, especially when parties seek the Court’s


B.C. Court denies certification of vitaminwater class action
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • November 6 2014

The British Columbia Supreme Court recently denied certification of a proposed class action regarding the labelling and marketing of vitaminwater


Class actions and consumer product settlements: the proof is in (receipt for) the pudding
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • October 14 2014

Consumers don't keep their receipts. This poses a unique challenge in consumer product class actions, especially when parties seek the Court's


New e-labelling rules for technology devices
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • October 14 2014

Effective October 3, 2014, Industry Canada revised labelling requirements for devices required to be certified or registered which have an integral


Important developments to Canada’s food safety system
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • October 14 2014

The Safe Foods for Canadian Act (the Act), which received Royal Assent in November 2012, set the stage for important changes to Canada's food safety