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Major changes to Class Proceedings Act

Canada - October 1 2020 As of October 1, 2020, the amendments to the Class Proceedings Act, 2002 (the "amended CPA") contained in Bill 161 are in force and effect. Summary of…

Heather Fisher, Marco Romeo

Major changes to Ontario's Class Proceedings Act

Canada - July 10 2020 On July 8, 2020, Bill 161 received Royal Assent. The amendments to the Class Proceedings Act, 2002 (the "amended CPA") contained in Bill 161 will come…

Heather Fisher, Marco Romeo

MDS v. Factory Mutual: Moving the needle toward a more compensatory model of pre-judgment interest

Canada - May 26 2020 In many cases, parties approach pre-judgment interest ("PJI") as a mechanical exercise, applying rates set out under the Courts of Justice Act ("CJA")…

Alex Zavaglia

Protecting Canadian Public Companies From The Potential Class Action Fallout of COVID-19

Canada, Global - March 30 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has emerged as a historically disruptive event. In addition to the health crisis, COVID-19 is ravaging the global economy…

Cathleen Brennan, Tyler McRobbie, Rachel B. Runge, Alex Zavaglia

Significant Changes to the class proceedings act proposed in bill 161

Canada - December 16 2019 The Class Proceedings Act (Ontario) came into effect on January 1, 1993, and has remained virtually unchanged for more than 25 years. Bill 161 now…

Marco Romeo