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Carriage creativity denied for competing class actions

Canada - November 12 2020 One of the unique features of class actions is that there can be more than one proceeding in the same province, in which different…

Commonality Confirmed - Ontario’s Divisional Court Clarifies that there are Two Steps to the Class Action “Common Issues” Certification Inquiry

Canada - February 3 2020 The Divisional Court’s recent decision in Kuiper v Cook (Canada) Inc offers appellate guidance on an ongoing debate arising in the context of the…

Edona C. Vila, Glenn Zakaib, Ian C. Matthews.

BC Securities Commission receives new powers to investigate investment fraud

Canada - November 19 2019 On October 21, 2019, British Columbia introduced broad reforms by way of Bill 33, the Securities Amendment Act, 2019, which proposes to modify the…

Kristin Ostler.

Best Interests of the Class: No Role for Self-Represented Representative Plaintiffs

Canada - October 4 2019 The recent decision of Justice Fothergill of the Federal Court in Rooke v Canada (Health) confirms that self-represented individuals cannot act in a…

Heather Webster.