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Certification denied in proposed action against legal and financial advisors

Canada - November 30 2011 On November 14, 2011, Justice Perell dismissed the action of the putative representative plaintiff in Lipson v. Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP et al a proposed class proceeding which is one of several in a growing trend of actions levelled against legal and financial advisors with respect to advice given on tax programs....

Leave to appeal is granted in franchise class proceeding

Canada - August 9 2011 On June 22, 2011, the Divisional Court granted leave, in part, to appeal from the lower court decision of Justice Strathy in Trillium Motor World Ltd....

The Ontario Superior Court certifies a class action brought by former franchisees

Canada - April 20 2011 Justice Strathy of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently certified a class proceeding brought by former General Motors car dealership franchisees against General Motors of Canada Ltd. ("GMC") and Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP ("Cassels")....