Multi-Party Litigation

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The Use of Forensic Psychiatry in Catastrophic Injury and Multi-Party Litigation

Catastrophic accidents often lead to claims for severe emotional distress including allegations of post-traumatic stress disorder (‘‘PTSD’’). Similarly, allegations of acute neuropsychological disorders and fear of cancer can...more

Mediating Complex Cases

Mediating any case can be difficult. But complex litigation, which includes class actions and Multi-District Litigation (MDLs), presents special issues. ...more

SCC Clarifies Pierringer Agreements

Pierringer Agreements have been around in Canada for some time now. They were originally developed in the United States to deal with some of the obstacles to settlement that were commonly seen in multi-party litigation. ...more

SCC Protects the Confidentiality of Settlement Amounts to Promote Settlement in Multi-Party Lawsuits

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that in a multi-party lawsuit, a plaintiff that settles with only some defendants can keep the settlement amounts confidential from the non-settling defendants, at...more

Supreme Court Clarifies Financial Terms Need Not Be Disclosed in Partial Settlements of Multi-party Litigation

In its June 21, 2013 decision in Sable Offshore Energy Inc. v. Ameron International Corp., 2013 SCC 37, the Supreme Court of Canada clarified that the financial terms in partial settlements of multi-party litigation need not...more

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