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British Columbia Supreme Court strikes certification application for failure to meet residency requirement

Canada - September 28 2022 A claimant’s failure to prove standing as a British Columbia resident under section 2(1) of the Class Proceedings Act, RSBC 1996, c. 50 (CPA)…

Uday Kumar, Emma De Paoli

A delicate balancing act: certifying multi-jurisdictional class actions in British Columbia

Canada - July 19 2022 The British Columbia Court of Appeal (BCCA) recently dismissed an appeal of an order certifying a multi-jurisdictional class proceeding. N&C…

Sonia Bjorkquist, Rohan Shah

Canadian courts confirm significant limits on privacy class actions

Canada - December 8 2021 For businesses operating in Canada, 2021 brought welcome guidance: courts across the country repeatedly exercised their gatekeeping role to put a…

Robert Carson, Mark A. Gelowitz, Lauren Harper, Céline Legendre, W. David Rankin

Class actions in British Columbia: Go west, young plaintiffs, go west

Canada - December 8 2021 British Columbia has long been a plaintiff-friendly forum for class proceedings in Canada. In contrast to other provincial jurisdictions, plaintiffs…

Christopher Naudie, Sergio Ortega

Appealing a commercial arbitration decision: the B.C. Court of Appeal confirms a restrained approach

Canada - November 11 2021 Arbitration and alternative dispute resolutions, already popular mechanisms for efficient and confidential dispute resolution, have only grown in…

Christian Garton