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Security for costs: an increasingly practical tool for class action defendants in Ontario

Canada - June 17 2021 Rule 56.01 of Ontario’s Rules of Civil Procedure permits a defendant to move against the plaintiff (or applicant) for security for costs. Such a…

Madeleine Brown.

N.S. Court of Appeal Overturns Certification of Cannabis Class Action: A Positive Step for Defendants Facing Medical Product Liability Class Actions in Canada

Canada - May 14 2020 On April 30, 2020, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal overturned in part the Nova Scotia Supreme Court’s decision to certify a class action against…

Brandon Kain, Frank McLaughlin, Leah Ostler.

SCC denies leave from ONCA decision establishing framework for assumption of jurisdiction over global classes

Canada - November 9 2018 In November 2017, we blogged about a decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Airia Brands Inc. v. Air Canada, 2017 ONCA 792, where it was held that…

Vivian Ntiri.

Proposed Amendments to Regulations Define Health Care Institutions’ Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Adverse Event Reporting Obligations

Canada - June 21 2018 In November 2014, the Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa’s Law) came into force, amending the Food and Drugs Act to include…

Successful Resistance of Certification in a Pharmaceutical Class Action

Canada - January 27 2017 In recent years, many pharmaceutical class actions in Canada that have proceeded to a motion for certification have been certified. However, the…