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Federal court certifies action for “publicity given to private life”

Canada - August 6 2015 Breaking new ground, the Federal Court recently certified a proposed privacy class action alleging the novel tort of "publicity given to private…

Gillian S.G. Scott.

‘No Litigation Should Be Extortionate’: Disqualifying Representative Plaintiffs

Canada - August 11 2016 A business subject to a class action receives a “without prejudice” letter from a potential class member offering to settle a small personal claim…

Gillian S.G. Scott.

Supreme Court Majority alters framework for judicial reviews and statutory appeals

Canada - December 20 2019 On December 19, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its much-anticipated decisions in Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Vavilov…

Maureen Killoran Q.C., Sean Sutherland, Thomas D. Gelbman.

Is contractual interpretation a common issue?

Canada - August 26 2014 Canadian courts routinely certify the interpretation of contracts as common issues in class actions. Following the Supreme Court of Canada's recent…

Mary Paterson.

Supreme Court of Canada reshapes standards of review for administrative appeals

Canada - January 6 2020 In Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Vavilov [PDF], the Supreme Court of Canada recently determined that the appellate standards of…

Mark A. Gelowitz.