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Proximity is paramount: Supreme Court weighs in on duty of care for pure economic loss

Canada - December 9 2020 In 1688782 Ontario Inc. v. Maple Leaf Foods Inc., the Supreme Court of Canada upheld a judgment that dismissed the claims of a class of Mr. Sub…

Samantha Bonanno.

Alberta court rejects “boilerplate” release language in proposed class action settlement

Canada - November 9 2020 In Walter v WHL, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench refused to approve the settlement of three related class actions where the proposed release…

Samantha Bonanno.

Bill 161: Sweeping changes to Ontario's Class Proceedings Act take effect October 1

Canada - September 22 2020 On December 9, 2019, Ontario’s Attorney General introduced Bill 161 in the Legislative Assembly, proposing sweeping changes to the Class Proceedings…

Caitlin Sainsbury, Glenn Zakaib, Ian C. Matthews, Kate Crawford, Markus F. Kremer.

Offers to settle certification motion may have limited cost consequences

Canada - August 21 2020 In Harris v. Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft, Justice Perell, of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, determined whether the…

Erin VanderVeer.

Changes to Ontario’s Class Proceedings Act passed into law

Canada - July 14 2020 On July 7, 2020, Ontario's Legislative Assembly passed Bill 161, the Smarter and Stronger Justice Act, 2020. The Act, which gained Royal Assent the…

Glenn Zakaib, Ian C. Matthews.