Christiaan Jordaan

Christiaan Jordaan

Bennett Jones LLP

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Supreme Court Revitalizes Summary Judgment to Foster Access to Justice

In a much-anticipated decision released on January 23, 2014, Hryniak v Maudlin, 2014 SCC 7, the Supreme Court of Canada articulated a new approach to summary judgment under Rule 20 of Ontario's Rules of Civil Procedure (RRO...more

1/30/2014 - Canada SCC Summary Judgment

Superior Court of Justice Makes Unilateral Amendment to Plan of Distribution in Class Action Settlement Zaniewicz v Zungui Haixi...

On August 27, 2013, Justice Perell of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released a decision in Zaniewicz v Zungui Haixi Corporation approving a class action settlement, but which varied the proposed plan of distribution...more

9/6/2013 - Canada Class Action Distribution Rules Settlement

Intra-class Debate Permissible During Opt-Out Period: 1250264 Ontario Inc v Pet Valu Canada Inc

On May 3, 2013, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in 1250264 Ontario Inc v Pet Valu Canada Inc, which addresses the propriety of communications among class members during the “opt-out” period when class...more

5/8/2013 - Canada Class Action Class Certification Opt-Outs

Class Action Settlement Take-up Significant for Fee Approvals - Lavier v MyTravel Canada Holdings Inc

On February 14, 2013, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Lavier v MyTravel Canada Holidays Inc, which deals with the approval of class counsel fees in a settled class proceeding. The decision provides some...more

2/20/2013 - Appeals Attorney's Fees Class Action Fee Approvals Lavier v MyTravel Canada Holdings Inc Reversal Settlement Structured Settlements

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