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Lack of evidence results in failed bid for certification in privacy class action

Canada - January 13 2022 In our previous blog post found here, we discussed the impact of Atlantic Lottery Corporation Inc. v Babstock, 2020 SCC 19 on class action…

Cassidy Bishop, Kara L. Smyth

Bring Some Evidence to Support the Claim or Do Not Pass Go

Canada - July 14 2021 In Atlantic Lottery Corporation Inc. v Babstock, 2020 SCC 19, the Supreme Court of Canada delivered a strong message to would-be representative…

Cassidy Bishop, Kara L. Smyth

You Gotta Fight For Your Right… To Change Counsel: The Right of a Proposed Representative Plaintiff in a Class Action to Change Counsel

Canada - May 28 2021 Does a proposed representative plaintiff in a class action in Alberta have the right to change their counsel mid-course, and if so, when should the…

Kyle McMillan

Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench rules that end-of-life environmental obligations are not always first in priority, in contrast to the landmark Redwater decision

Canada - April 29 2021 The recent decision of Justice B.E. Romaine of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench in Manitok Energy Inc (Re), 2021 ABQB 227 (“Manitok”) is another…

Sean F. Collins, Pantelis Kyriakakis, Walker W. MacLeod, Nathan Stewart

Settlement Approval: Cy-Près Settlement Gets Different Reception in BC and Ontario

Canada - March 22 2021 Can a settlement be approved even if the plaintiffs receive nothing? Recent class action decisions from the British Columbia Supreme Court and the…

Katherine Booth, Lyndsey Delamont, Lindsay Frame