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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


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


Five drivers of litigation and steps to minimize the risk
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • July 16 2014

The things we eat and drink can harm us as well as help us, a simple fact that has long made the food and beverage products industry a target for


Food labelling class actions: the “all natural” battle rages on
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • July 3 2014

The recent deluge of "all natural" class actions, about which we wrote in a previous post, continues to plague food and beverage manufacturers south


Court rejects class action settlement as substantively unfair
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • March 26 2014

As we have commented previously, substantive fairness is key in class action settlements. Two recent decisions by Justice Perell highlight the


Supreme Court of Canada denies leave to air dirty laundry in Whirlpool case
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • March 13 2014

This morning, the Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to appeal in Arora v. Whirlpool. The Court's denial of leave has important implications for