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Court of Appeal Characterizes "Opt Out" of Class Proceedings as a Substantive Right

Canada - October 13 2021 Class action proceedings are routinely characterized as "procedural" in nature. However, that framing obscures the fact that class actions—and…

Ranjan K. Agarwal, Geoffrey Davis

A Clarified Approach to Pure Economic Loss Claims

Canada - February 1 2021 In November 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in 1688782 Ontario Inc. v Maple Leaf Foods Inc. This is an important decision…

Ranjan K. Agarwal, Gannon G. Beaulne, Keely Cameron

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, Tim Heneghan, Rabita Sharfuddin, Cheryl M. Woodin, Adam Zur

Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies Approach to Pure Economic Loss Claims

Canada - November 16 2020 The Supreme Court of Canada has clarified the scope of manufacturers’ potential liability under the law of negligence to the retailers of their…

Ranjan K. Agarwal, Gannon G. Beaulne, Keely Cameron

Ontario Divisional Court Applies Vavilov to Appeals from Ontario Securities Commission

Canada - October 6 2020 The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has traditionally been regarded by the Ontario Divisional Court1 as a specialized Administrative Tribunal…

Alan P. Gardner, Jonathan G. Bell, Julien Sicco