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Published on: 11 May 2018 By

Siskinds files proposed class action against Facebook

Note: This article was also published on AdvocateDaily.com By Rob Lamberti, AdvocateDaily.com Contributor A class-action lawsuit filed by Siskinds LLP against Facebook continues to collect plaintiffs who may have had their data scraped by Cambridge Analytica through an app on the popular soc…

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Published on: 24 Apr 2018 By

Competing Class Actions: The Unsettled Law of Carriage Motions

Class counsel trying to predict the outcome of a carriage motion has little to learn from two recent decisions by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Carriage motions are unique to class actions. They arise when multiple class actions are filed for what is essentially the same case and co…

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Published on: 7 Mar 2018 By

Towards a More Cooperative Canadian Class Action Regime: CBA Adopts Revised Judicial Protocol on Multijurisdictional Class Actions

Class actions will often address wrongs and harm that transcend the borders of a single Canadian province. A faulty medical device might be distributed across the country and wreak its harmful effects upon residents in many or all provinces. Similarly, when a public company misleads its inve…

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Published on: 5 Feb 2018 By

What Does it Take to be a Representative Plaintiff in a Class Proceeding?

In most class actions, class counsel represent class members in Court. One class member, the “representative plaintiff,” has important responsibilities with special duties to absent class members. Ontario’s class proceeding legislation requires that each class action have a representative pl…

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Published on: 8 Jan 2018 By ,

Daniel Bach Interviewed by BNN about TD & RBC Trading Service Outage

On January 5th, class actions lawyer Daniel Bach spoke with BNN regarding the TD and RBC trading service outage. He gave his opinion on whether or not it had valid issues for a class action lawsuit. Catch his full interview here, starting at 1h:08.

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Published on: 27 Dec 2017 By

Class Proceedings Can Fill the Gap in Canadian Regulatory Action

Canadian Investors’ Perceived Vulnerability to Fraudsters A recent Globe and Mail article highlights the difficulty Canadian investors have in recovering proceeds of crime from fraudsters. Examining 30 years’ worth of regulatory enforcement proceedings, the Globe comes to the conclusion that…

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Published on: 20 Dec 2017 By

Auditors Must Properly Audit Their Client Companies and Would be Legally Liable if they Fail to do so, Supreme Court of Canada Holds

Case commentary: Deloitte & Touche v Livent Inc (Receiver of), 2017 SCC 63 In a long-awaited judgment rendered today, a unanimous Supreme Court of Canada held that Deloitte & Touche (now, Deloitte LLP) owed, and breached, a duty of care by failing to perform a proper statutory audi…

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