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Class action waiver clauses and arbitration clauses: factors courts consider

Canada, USA - February 22 2024 Canadian courts continue to rule on the enforceability of class action waiver clauses and arbitration clauses following Heller (summarized here). In…

Ontario Court Clarifies the Law on Privilege Over Internal Corporate Investigations, and Special Committee Reports

Canada - February 20 2024 The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently released a decision that will be welcomed by companies seeking to maintain privilege over the results…

An important reminder from the Quebec Court of Appeal of the importance of causation in environmental class actions

Canada - November 6 2023 On July 24, 2023, the Quebec Court of Appeal in Lalande c. Compagnie d'arrimage de Québec ltée, 2023 QCCA 973 dismissed the appeal from a decision of…

Comments on Bernard v. Collège Charles-Lemoyne de Longueuil Inc. - Freedom of Speech and Right to Opt-Out

Canada - October 10 2023 The authors summarize this case, rendered on June 22, 2023, in which the Court of Appeal upheld the decision of Justice Pierre-C. Gagnon, which…

Commentaire sur la décision Bernard c. Collège Charles-Lemoyne de Longueuil inc. - Liberté d’expression et droit d’exclusion

Canada - October 10 2023 Les auteurs résument cette décision rendue le 22 juin 2023 dans laquelle la Cour d’appel maintient le jugement de l’honorable Pierre-C. Gagnon qui…

The Importance of Precise Settlement Agreements in Class Actions: McLean v. Canada (Attorney General)

Canada - September 29 2023 In McLean v Canada (Attorney General), 2023 FC 1093, the Federal Court refused to extend the deadline for survivors of Indian Day Schools to file…

SCC Rejects Data Breach Class Action Appeals

Canada - August 9 2023 On July 12th, 2023, the Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to appeal to the plaintiffs in four land-mark data breach class actions: Setoguchi v…

Bare Assertions Don’t Cut It: B.C. Court Denies Certification in Proposed Data Breach Class Action

Canada - July 27 2023 In G.D. V. South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority, the B.C. Supreme Court declined to certify a proposed class action against a B.C…

Class Actions in Canada: proceeding on a national basis is not always the preferable procedure

Canada - July 20 2023 Canadian Courts often certify national class actions involving consideration of legislation from multiple provinces, like provincial consumer…

Quebec Court of Appeal Confirms National Classes Still Possible

Canada - May 29 2023 On April 19, 2023, the Quebec Court of Appeal in Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha v. Option Consommateurs, 2023 QCCA 513 dismissed the appeal from a…