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Access by private litigants to criminal investigations’ wiretaps : has the Supreme Court of Canada opened the floodgates?

Canada - November 3 2014 In a land-mark decision that will surely provide fodder for those concerned with privacy rights in Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada (the "SCC")...

Maude Poulin, Éric Vallières, Rachel April Giguère.

The Supreme Court of Canada rules on the issue of “credit charges” pursuant to the Consumer Protection Act and the issuance of punitive damages

Canada - October 3 2014 In the context of class actions originally initiated before the Quebec Superior Court in 2003, the Supreme Court of Canada ("SCC") has recently...

Maude Poulin, Martin Bergeron, Rachel April Giguère.

Restrictions to unilateral contractual amendments... and to punitive damages

Canada - July 14 2014 The recent decision of the Superior Court of Quebec in the Martin v. Société Telus Communication class action puts into perspective other recent...

Rachel April Giguère.

Infineon Technologies AG v Option consommateurs: has the Supreme Court of Canada opened the door to purely speculative class action claims?

Canada - November 22 2013 For several months now, class action practitioners in Quebec have been patiently awaiting the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Infineon...

Éric Vallières, Alexandre Forest, Rachel April Giguère.

Supreme Court of Canada trilogy holds that indirect purchasers may advance class action for recovery of unlawful price-fixing

Canada - November 8 2013 The Supreme Court of Canada rulings in three consumer class actions have been long anticipated by competition and class action lawyers on several key...

Éric Vallières, Dr. A. Neil Campbell, David W. Kent, Lisa Parliament, Joan M. Young.