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Carter v Ford Motor Company of Canada: an updated guide to awarding costs in Ontario class proceedings

Canada - October 19 2021 Carter v Ford Motor Company of Canada is a recent costs decision by Justice Perell, which followed a certification motion in which Justice Perell…

British Columbia Sequencing Update

Canada - October 18 2021 In June, we summarized British Columbia v. The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc., 2021 BCCA 219, where the B.C. Court of Appeal made significant changes to…

Proposed Cannabis Class Action Goes Up in Smoke

Canada - September 2 2021 In Badesha v. Cronos Group, 2021 ONSC 4346, the court refused to certify an action alleging securities misrepresentation because there was no…

Impleading Third Parties in Class Action Proceedings- Quebec Superior Court Allows Anticipated Recovery Action Against more than 150 Parties

Canada - August 20 2021 On July 5, 2021, the Honorable Paul Mayer of the Quebec Superior Court allowed a defendant in a class action to implead nearly 150 third…

B.C. Supreme Court allows proposed class action challenging the Income Tax Act to proceed

Canada - August 6 2021 In Scow v. The Attorney General of Canada, 2021 BCSC 1110, the Supreme Court of British Columbia held that it may have jurisdiction over a proposed…

Section 5(1)(a) still has teeth: the Divisional Court holds Crown immunity precludes certification

Canada - July 16 2021 In Leroux v. Ontario, 2021 ONSC 2269 (“Leroux”), a majority of the Ontario Divisional Court overturned two decisions certifying claims in…

Bring Some Evidence to Support the Claim or Do Not Pass Go

Canada - July 14 2021 In Atlantic Lottery Corporation Inc. v Babstock, 2020 SCC 19, the Supreme Court of Canada delivered a strong message to would-be representative…

No Go: Court Refuses to Certify Class Action Against Newfoundland for Restricting Travel During COVID-19

Canada - July 13 2021 In Koehler v. Newfoundland and Labrador, 2021 NLSC 95, the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador refused to certify a proposed class…

What American discrimination-based class actions could mean for Canada

Canada, USA - June 29 2021 Recently, a California court certified a class action against Google alleging that the company discriminated against female employees. While American…

P.A. c. Air Canada: Court of Appeal Upholds the Trial Judge’s Decision to Narrow the Authorized Pan-Canadian Class to a Québec-only Class

Canada - June 23 2021 In 2019, the Québec Superior Court issued its judgment on the merits of the class action P.A. c. Air Canada, 2019 QCCS 606. At issue was an Air Canada…