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No private law duty when government acts to protect consumers
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Canada
  • September 26 2011

A recent decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court illustrates the unwillingness of courts to impose private law duties on governmental agencies tasked with regulatory authority over consumer products and consumer safety.


Wendy G. Hulton
  • Dickinson Wright

Nick Rodrigo
  • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP




Sarah O’Hare O’Neal
  • White & Case LLP


Jeff Beedell
  • Gowling WLG

Brian B. DeFoe
  • Lane Powell PC