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No special treatment: Securities class action stayed by CCAA Court

Canada - November 15 2022 Under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA), Canadian Courts have broad discretion to order, extend or lift stays of proceedings. In a…

Sandra Abitan, Sophie Courville, Ilia Kravtsov, Julien Morissette

New class action risks under the Québec Charter of the French language

Canada - June 22 2022 On June 1, 2022, Bill 96 received assent and An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec (the Act) officially became law…

Alexandre Fallon, Raphael-Elie Kazandjian

No conspiracy without ‘some evidence’; concludes Superior Court of Québec when dismissing proposed class action

Canada - July 13 2021 On June 28, 2021, in the case of Hazan v. Micron Technology Inc. the Québec Superior Court dismissed an application for authorization to institute a…

Quentin Montpetit, Frédéric Plamondon

Perspectives on class action proceedings reform in Québec

Canada - June 22 2021 In light of recent steps taken to modernize the Québec justice system and increase its efficiency, the Université de Montréal's Class Action…

Céline Legendre, Frédéric Plamondon, Éric Préfontaine

First merits decision dismissing privacy class action in Canada

Canada - April 19 2021 In an ever growing landscape of data theft and privacy breaches, the Superior Court of Québec recently dismissed a privacy class action on the merits…

Deborah Glendinning, Lauren Tomasich