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Energy storage key to resilient electricity grids of the future

Canada - January 20 2022 Jurisdictions across Canada are moving to integrate technology that will store energy for future on-demand use. Commonly referred to as energy…

COP26: Key outcomes and impact on voluntary carbon markets

Canada - December 22 2021 On November 13, 2021, the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change concluded after two weeks of…

$1.2-million substantial indemnity costs order is cautionary tale for class counsel

Canada - November 17 2021 Class counsel who pursue unmeritorious claims or who unduly complicate proceedings may face significant costs consequences, including costs on a…

To defend or not to defend: the flexibility of the doctrine of abuse of process in duplicative class action proceedings

Canada - November 2 2021 In the context of substantively identical class actions launched in Ontario and Québec, the Ontario Divisional Court in Kirsh v. Bristol-Myers Squibb…

Weeding out unmeritorious class actions early: section 4.1 of the amended Class Proceedings Act, 1992 comes to the rescue

Canada - October 14 2021 A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Dufault v. Toronto Dominion Bank (Dufault), is the first decision interpreting section 4…

A minefield of risk? Ontario court grants leave and certifies class for secondary market misrepresentation action

Canada - September 20 2021 Public issuers operating abroad can face difficult decisions in relation to the disclosure of risks and contingencies arising from their foreign…

Riding the wave: recent developments with class action waivers

Canada - September 7 2021 A class action waiver is a contractual term — usually found in a contract between an individual and a company — that stipulates that the individual…

The ride isn’t over: Uber v Heller certified as a class action

Canada - August 31 2021 The battle between the ride-sharing company Uber and its Drivers continues, and continues to inform Canadian law. The Driver Class argues that they…

Saskatchewan court denies certification of Cambridge Analytica class action

Canada - August 18 2021 On July 14, 2021, the Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan dismissed the Plaintiff’s application for class certification in Kish v. Facebook, Inc.

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…