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BC Court Refuses to Certify Smart Meter Radio Emissions Class Action
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • August 3 2016

The BC Supreme Court's recent refusal to certify a class action in re-affirms that although the evidentiary threshold for certifying general


What’s cooking? New Ontario menu labelling law
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • April 14 2016

On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, Members of Provincial Parliament from all three parties voted to pass Ontario's Making Healthy Choices Act, 2015, which


Product Liability Defence North and South of the Border: Is there such thing as Canadian pre-emption?
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • January 13 2016

In Canada, most food products, pharmaceuticals, cosmetic products and medical devices are subject to federal regulation pursuant to the Food and


Paradis Honey: novel framework for public authority liability stickin’ around, for now
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • November 4 2015

Last Thursday, the Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to appeal in the case of Paradis Honey Ltd. v. Canada. As we’ve written about previously, the


Proving causation: gold standard not required
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • October 8 2015

In Miller v Merck Frosst Canada Ltd. the British Columbia Court of Appeal addressed what it described as its “two most important, recent, and


Volkswagen litigation highlights significant procedural issues for defendants faced with multiple overlapping class actions
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • October 2 2015

In the wake of media coverage surrounding the emissions results for certain of Volkswagen’s diesel engines, which reports have spawned numerous court


Managing risk today to prevent tomorrow’s class action
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • October 2 2015

For a company, being named as a defendant in a class action is a significant disruption and risk to business. The associated costs may extend far


Consumer protection and misrepresentation: hurdles for in-store sales
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • June 25 2015

Establishing a common misrepresentation can be a high hurdle to class action certification for misrepresentation claims where multiple


Health Canada releases guide to implementing the Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa’s Law)
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • May 28 2015

Health Canada has issued a draft Guide as a companion to last year’s amendments to the Food and Drugs Act made pursuant to Bill C-17 - Protecting


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