In this week’s roundup, the dawn of anti-spam class actions in Canada is delayed, the largest Norwegian class action in history is allowed to proceed, and GM’s dealers in India threaten to file a class action in the U.S against the automaker.
- Canada’s Parliament has suspended implementation of the private right of action provision of Canada’s anti-spam law (“CASL”), which was due to take effect on July 1, 2017. The decision was reportedly made due to “broad-based concerns raised by businesses, charities and the not-for-profit sector.”
- An Oslo appeals court affirmed the decision of a lower Norwegian court allowing a class action to proceed against DNB, the country’s largest bank. The plaintiff, representing 180,000 bank customers, alleges that several of DNB’s actively managed funds were actually tracking a stock index.
- As GM prepares to exit the Indian market, its dealers consider whether to file a class action against it in the U.S. The dealers are reportedly upset with GM’s offered compensation for the dealers’ point-of-sale investments.