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Published on: 31 Mar 2014 By

Another small step for environmental research at the Experimental Lakes Area

The long, painful process of rescuing the irreplaceable Experimental Lakes Area of fresh water environmental research has taken another small but essential step. The Ministry of the Environment has made the decision to proceed with  proposed regulations under the Environmental Protection Act…

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Published on: 30 Mar 2014 By

The (potentially) high cost of social media posts

Stressing to your teenage children that their posts on Facebook and other social media can have a real cost is something that most parents do. For Patrick Snay, the cost became very real following a recent decision of the Third District Court of Appeal in Florida: Gulliver v. Snay. Snay had …

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Published on: 21 Mar 2014 By

National class actions to be considered at the national level: The Supreme Court of Canada grants leave to appeal in Meeking v Cash Store Inc

On February 27, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal the decision of the Manitoba Court of Appeal in Meeking v Cash Store Inc, 2013 MBCA 81. Meeking partially enforced an order approving the settlement of a class action by the Ontario Superior Court that determined the r…

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Published on: 7 Mar 2014 By ,

Towards a New Class Action Certification Costs Framework?

Introduction In a succession of decisions issued in November 2013, Justice Belobaba articulated a new framework for determining the appropriate level of costs to be awarded on class action certification motions.1  Citing the fundamental objective of access to justice, Belobaba J. expressed a…

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