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Product liability design negligence claims allowed to proceed in mass shooting class action

Canada - February 22 2021 In Price v Smith & Wesson Corp., 2021 ONSC 1114, Justice Perrell of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice considered the viability of product…

Edona C. Vila, Glenn Zakaib, Robert Love.

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…

David Elman.

Ontario court clarifies law for the commencement of limitation periods for prosecutorial torts

Canada - November 20 2020 In the recent decision of MacKinnon v. Halton Regional Police Services Board et al, 2020 ONSC 6908, the Ontario Superior Court dismissed a plaintiff’s…

Douglas O. Smith.

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…

David Elman.

Supreme Court offers first insight into Ontario’s anti-SLAPP legislation

Canada - September 15 2020 In 1704604 Ontario Ltd. v Pointes Protection Association, 2020 SCC 22, the Supreme Court, for the first time, shed light and offered guidance on how…

Natalie Kolos.