The Role of Class Actions in Price-Fixing Enforcement
Introduction I’ve spent my legal career acting for plaintiffs in price-fixing class actions, a somewhat obscure niche which, until recently, simultaneously confounded and fascinated most people I met. Last fall, the Canadian Competition Bureau raided the offices of several major grocery chai…View the post titled The Role of Class Actions in Price-Fixing Enforcement
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…View the post titled What Does it Take to be a Representative Plaintiff in a Class Proceeding?
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.View the post titled Daniel Bach Interviewed by BNN about TD & RBC Trading Service Outage
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…View the post titled Class Proceedings Can Fill the Gap in Canadian Regulatory Action
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…View the post titled Auditors Must Properly Audit Their Client Companies and Would be Legally Liable if they Fail to do so, Supreme Court of Canada Holds
R v. Comeau – Siskinds Lawyers Represent Canadian Consumers in the Supreme Court of Canada in “Free the Beer” Case
On December 6 and 7, I appeared alongside my Siskinds colleagues Paul Bates and Ron Podolny in the Supreme Court of Canada for the hearing of R v. Comeau. Siskinds represented the Interveners Consumers Council of Canada (“CCC”), Canada’s leading general interest consumer advocacy organizatio…View the post titled R v. Comeau – Siskinds Lawyers Represent Canadian Consumers in the Supreme Court of Canada in “Free the Beer” Case
Eritrean Refugees Can Sue for Slavery and Forced Labour, B.C. Court of Appeal Says
It is rare to have the opportunity to contribute to the development of the common law using human rights principles. Araya v Nevsun Resources Ltd., a case that I, colleagues at Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman LLP (CFM) and Toronto lawyer James Yap prosecute, is the rare opportunity to do so …View the post titled Eritrean Refugees Can Sue for Slavery and Forced Labour, B.C. Court of Appeal Says
Linda Visser Quoted in Canadian Lawyer Magazine
Representatives from Siskinds LLP, Sotos LLP & Koskie Minsky LLP have brought the issue of an uncoordinated process for multi-jurisdictional class action lawsuits to the attention of the Canadian Bar Association. Class action lawyer Linda Visser describes how the Canadian framework diff…View the post titled Linda Visser Quoted in Canadian Lawyer Magazine
Securities Fraudsters to the SEC: Can We Have Our Money Back?
Canadian class action litigators have the reputation of being more cautious than their neighbors to the south. It’s a reputation surely bolstered by a recent example of colossal chutzpah where acknowledged fraudsters launched an American securities class action to recover their ill-got…View the post titled Securities Fraudsters to the SEC: Can We Have Our Money Back?
Securities Disclosure and the Direct Liability of Parent Companies at Common Law
In this post, I am canvassing a topic that has been the subject of passing comment by others, but which remains an unconsidered and unresolved issue in Canadian transnational tort cases. The issue is this: in considering whether a parent company owes a duty of care to a third party affected …View the post titled Securities Disclosure and the Direct Liability of Parent Companies at Common Law
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