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Ontario court won’t approve class action settlement without detailed evidence supporting interests of the class

Canada - December 15 2020 Judges asked to approve class action settlements must determine whether that settlement is in the “best interests of the class.” The task is…

Catherine Gleason-Mercier.

Litigating during COVID-19 and other notable litigation developments in 2020

Canada - December 9 2020 In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced many courts and tribunals to shut their doors. This article highlights a number of the changes and…

Céline Legendre, Emily MacKinnon, Éric Préfontaine, Robert Carson, Tristram Mallett.

Amendments to Class Proceedings Act will come into force October 1

Canada - September 18 2020 On September 17, 2020, recent amendments to the Ontario Class Proceedings Act, 1992 were proclaimed into force effective October 1, 2020. The…

Karin Sachar, Swetha Popuri.

Supreme Court of Canada rules Uber arbitration clause invalid and a ‘classic case of unconscionability’

Canada - June 29 2020 The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in the closely watched case of Uber Technologies Inc v. Heller (Heller) on June 26, 2020. The…

Elie Farkas, Geoffrey Hunnisett, Lauren Tomasich, Steven Dickie.

Adapting litigation rules to COVID-19: Suspension of limitation periods and deadlines and other temporary changes to processes and access to redress

Canada - March 23 2020 Governments have announced the suspension of non-urgent hearings, and the closure of courts across Canada. Measures are being implemented that impact…

Carla Breadon, Lawrence E. Ritchie.