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Published on: 25 Nov 2020 By

How to trim eDiscovery costs part three: Leverage technology by adding tools and apps to your review

In my previous blog posts How to trim eDiscovery costs part one: Laying the groundwork, and How to trim eDiscovery costs part two: Review fewer documents and review efficiently, I discussed reducing eDiscovery costs by taking the time to set the stage before documents are exchanged, and by l…

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Published on: 20 Nov 2020 By

British Columbia Supreme Court rejects plan of arrangement for barring claims of historical shareholders

Overview In Re iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc., 2020 BCSC 1442, Justice Gomery of the BCSC rejected a plan of arrangement due to the overly broad scope of release and injunction clauses which were found to bar claims of historical shareholders which preceded the plan. His Honour did not dismi…

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Published on: 20 Nov 2020 By

Courts reject “improvident” settlement in CHL class actions

Recent settlement approval decisions issued by the Ontario, Alberta and Quebec courts provide useful commentary on the appropriate scope of a release in a class action settlement. Class actions were commenced in Ontario, Alberta and Quebec concerning the employment status of major junior hoc…

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Published on: 6 Nov 2020 By

How many questions is too many on an examination for discovery by written interrogatories?

In a case of sufficient size and complexity, asking several hundred questions on an examination for discovery by written interrogatories may not be disproportionate absent bad faith or illegality, according to a recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. In the recent case of …

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Published on: 4 Nov 2020 By

How to trim eDiscovery costs part two: Review fewer documents and review efficiently

In my previous blog post How to trim eDiscovery costs part one: Laying the groundwork, I discussed reducing eDiscovery costs by taking the time to set the stage before documents are exchanged. In the next few weeks I will share some more of our practical tips in a series of short articles. H…

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Published on: 2 Nov 2020 By

What is an honorarium, and is a representative plaintiff always entitled to a reward?

What is a representative plaintiff? In a class action, a representative plaintiff is a person who willingly steps forward and brings an action, in their name, on behalf of a class of similarly situated individuals. They play an active role in the litigation and assume important duties and re…

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Published on: 23 Oct 2020 By

Bladder pain medication Elmiron linked to vision loss

Elmiron, a drug to treat a bladder condition affecting hundreds of thousands of Canadians, has been reported to cause vision loss in long-term users. Elmiron is an oral medication approved to treat interstitial cystitis (also known as painful bladder syndrome). Scientific studies link long-t…

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Published on: 16 Oct 2020 By

The Securities and Exchange Commission amends its whistleblower program

On September 23, 2020, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”)  finalized changes to its highly successful whistleblower program (the “SEC Program”)1. Since it began, the SEC Program has paid over $500 million in total rewards to tipsters.  Earlier this June, one anonymous individu…

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Published on: 14 Oct 2020 By

How to trim eDiscovery costs part one: Lay the groundwork

Budgeting, spending and saving are top of mind for many people and businesses this year. In these uncertain times we are all looking for ways to economize.  Discovery is often a costly step in litigation. Clients often ask how they can save money on their eDiscovery costs. In a plaintiff sid…

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Published on: 8 Oct 2020 By

Largest foodborne illness outbreak in years linked to onions contaminated with Salmonella

Hundreds of confirmed cases of Salmonella in Canada are linked to a nationwide outbreak arising from contaminated onions. It is the largest single outbreak of foodborne illness in Canada since 2014. Symptoms of Salmonella infection include: Nausea; vomiting; diarrhea; abdominal pain; headach…

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