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Brownell v. Saint John: Court rules that City did not breach standard of care

Canada - June 15 2022 On June 14, 2022, the Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick released its decision in Brownell v. Saint John, a highly publicized class action…

Glenn Zakaib

Certification of proposed bail hearing class action denied

Canada - June 25 2021 In Cirillo v. Ontario, the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld the denial of certification of a proposed class action alleging a systemic failure by the…

Jonathan Thoburn

Class action lawsuits: Looking south at pharmaceutical settlements

Canada, USA - May 4 2021 On April 16, 2021, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released its decision in Casseres v. Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, 2021 ONSC 2846, regarding…

Jeremy Ablaza

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