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Ontario Court of Appeal Addresses Important Questions for Securities Class Action Claims, Overrules Its Prior Decision Enforcing...

In Green v. CIBC, released on February 3, 2014, a specially convened five-judge panel of the Court of Appeal for Ontario addressed important issues for securities class actions across Canada....more

2/5/2014 - Canada Class Action Ontario Securities Commission Securities Litigation Statute of Limitations

Supreme Court of Canada Modifies Preferability Inquiry in Class Proceedings

In a decision that will affect class proceedings throughout Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada today set out a new approach for the certification of class actions. Specifically, the Supreme Court changed the analysis used to...more

12/13/2013 - Canada Class Action Class Certification Investors Market Timing Ontario Securities Commission SCC

Class Members in Ontario Securities Action Can Be Bound by Settlement of Parallel U.S. Class Proceeding

An Ontario court has just released a welcome decision for issuers who may find themselves defending parallel securities class actions in multiple jurisdictions. In the decision, the judge held that members of a class...more

3/21/2013 - Canada Class Action Foreign Judgments Jurisdiction Settlement

Hot Topics in Mining Litigation

Recent Canadian and international trends point to signs of an increasingly litigious mining industry and an increased risk of liability exposure for mining companies, officers and directors. Over the last several months,...more

3/4/2013 - CFPOA Class Action Environmental Assessment Certificates Human Rights Mining

Class Actions: New Decisions Send a Strong Warning to Class Counsel on Fee Premiums

In two significant rulings in Ontario, the Courts have sent a strong signal to plaintiff class action firms that they will not be entitled to claim a fee premium following a successful settlement unless they can demonstrate...more

2/18/2013 - Attorney's Fees Class Action Settlement

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