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Not Quite a No-Hitter: Ontario Superior Court Declines to Strike (Most) Claims Related to Pre-Installed Software

Canada - May 25 2017 In the recent decision of Bennett v. Lenovo (“Bennett”), in the Defendant Lenovo’s motion to strike the proposed class action in its entirety, the…

Summary Judgment in Pharmaceutical Class Actions: A New Era

Canada - November 29 2016 McCarthy Tétrault LLP has defeated a proposed national class action commenced in Ontario against a healthcare company relating to the sale of a…

Neil Finkelstein, Brandon Kain, Byron Shaw

Access to Justice in “Manageability” of Individual Issues: Appeal Dismissed in Fantl v Transamerica Life Canada

Canada - August 26 2016 In the recent decision of Fantl v Transamerica Life Canada (“Fantl”), the Ontario Court of Appeal unanimously dismissed the appeal of the Divisional…

Right Back Where You Came From: Does the law of your birthplace govern your estate without you even knowing it?

Canada - July 13 2016 If an individual is born in Alberta, lives and works in BC for more than a decade, then lives and works in Saskatchewan for more than a decade, then…

Trevor A Courtis

Privacy Commissioner Seeks Public Input on Consent Model

Canada - June 29 2016 On May 11, 2016, Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien announced the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (“OPC”) would seek public input on…

Kirsten Thompson