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Class action proceedings not authorised against financial market participants: it’s not because it is complicated that the threshold is lower

Canada - January 26 2016 On January 13, 2016, Justice Claude Dallaire dismissed Petitioner’s request to obtain the authorization to exercise a class action against 3…

Mason Poplaw, Sandra Desjardins.

Annoying ain’t enough: moral damages in the context of security or data breaches

Canada - November 16 2015 In early 2013, an employee of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all…

The need for a legal ground to stand on: a shareholders class action is dismissed at the authorization stage for failure to meet article 1003 b) C.p.c. (Groupe d’action d’investisseurs dans Biosyntech c. Tsang, 2015 QCCS 3265)

Canada - August 17 2015 In the spring of 2010, BioSyntech, a start-up biotechnology company, developing a cartilage-repair product, BST-Car Gel, filed a Notice of Intention…

Emira Tufo, Jean Lortie.

Adobe’s data breach class action settled in California

USA - April 29 2015 Parties to the proposed class action in California over Adobe Systems Inc.'s alleged failure to safeguard clients' data from a breach that…

IIROC’s new policy regarding personal information in disciplinary proceedings takes effect on May 1, 2015

Canada - April 27 2015 The policy provides guidance relative to the use and disclosure of personal information in proceedings brought pursuant to Rule 20 of the IIROC…