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Canadian Municipalities Increasingly Support Climate Change Litigation Against Oil and Gas Companies

Canada - August 10 2022 Vancouver City Council recently passed a motion to fund a proposed class action against various oil and gas companies to recover costs associated…

Laura M. Gill, Rebecca Taylor, Michael P. Theroux

Ontario Superior Court Limits Potential Class Action Entitlement for Pure Economic Loss

Canada - August 12 2021 While the effects of the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in 1688782 Ontario Inc v Maple Leaf Foods Inc., 2020 SCC 35 [Maple Leaf], begin to…

Ilan Ishai, Ethan Z. Schiff

The Latest on Pre-Certification Stays in Multijurisdictional Class Actions

Canada - February 8 2021 A recent decision of the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench addresses the challenges of considering a pre-certification application to stay a class…

Laura M. Gill, Ashley L. Paterson, Christine A. Viney, Alicia Yowart

Ontario’s Revamped Class Proceedings Landscape to Begin Taking Shape

Canada - January 28 2021 For the first time in 25 years, substantive amendments have been made to Ontario's Class Proceedings Act, 1992 (CPA). These changes apply to any…

Ranjan K. Agarwal, Katrina E. Crocker

Looking Forward: Class Actions in 2021

Canada - January 25 2021 Instability and uncertainty were the two constants in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic uprooted social norms and challenged businesses. The long range…

Michael A. Eizenga, Ranjan K. Agarwal, Gannon G. Beaulne, Joseph N. Blinick, Maya Bretgoltz, Nina Butz, Keely Cameron, Katrina E. Crocker, Douglas Fenton, Tim Heneghan, Rabita Sharfuddin, Adam Zur