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“Controversial” changes to Ontario class actions law recommended by Commission

Canada - July 17 2019 After two years of review, the Law Commission of Ontario (“LCO”) has recommended wide-ranging changes to Ontario’s class actions regime. In its...

Eleanor Vaughan.

Supreme Court to hear arguments about enforceability of arbitration clauses

Canada - May 24 2019 On May 23, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal in Uber Technologies Inc., et al. V. David Heller (the Uber Class Action). At...

Lauren Tomasich, Steven Dickie, Allan Wells, Alexis Beale.

Ontario Court of Appeal hits the brakes on arbitration clauses

Canada - January 31 2019 A recent decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal involving Uber throws into doubt the enforceability of certain arbitration clauses in employment...

Summer Danakas, Steven Dickie, Allan Wells.

Ontario Judge Rejects $75 Million Fee for Class Counsel

Canada - June 22 2018 In Brown v Canada (Attorney General), 2018 ONSC 3429, Ontario judge Justice Belobaba rejected the proposed Sixties Scoop Canadian national settlement...

Lauren Harper.

Sixteen years later, proposed class action dismissed for delay

Canada - May 16 2018 Class actions in Canada routinely lie dormant for years. In Smith v. Armstrong et al. (Smith), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice made clear that...

Swetha Popuri.