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Published on: 16 Jan 2015 By

Méthionine

Methionine Conspiracy to fix the prices of Methionine Dans ce recours collectif, il est allégué que certains fabricants ont comploté afin de fixer le prix de vente de la Méthionine au Canada et sur le plan mondial, depuis au moins 1985 jusqu’à 1998. La Méthionine est un acide aminé qui est u…

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Published on: 28 Oct 2014 By

Consumer Protection Class Actions – Obtaining recovery for unfair business practices where individual damages are small

In Ontario, class actions are a mechanism for groups of people to seek justice. In this article, Elizabeth deBoer looks at how the Consumer Protection Act plays a role in class actions and provides examples of situations where the public can use this legislation to access justice. The Ontari…

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Published on: 22 Sep 2014 By

A Missed Opportunity: The Supreme Court Declines Leave to Appeal in Wakelam v. Wyeth Consumer Healthcare

The Supreme Court has declined leave to appeal in Wakelam v. Wyeth Consumer Healthcare. The decision means that the far-reaching findings of the British Columbia Court of Appeal in the areas of consumer protection, competition and restitution law, are permitted to stand. It also means that a…

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Published on: 14 Jul 2014 By

A Case Study in the Protection of Class Members’ Rights: Forthcoming Compensation for Residential Schools Survivors

In Canada, class actions are supervised closely by the courts, which are obligated to protect the rights of absent class members. Accordingly, all of the major steps in class actions litigation require court approval. If there are questions about the conduct of a class action, affected parti…

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Published on: 2 Jul 2014 By

Basic’s Alive – The Judicial Oak Weathers the Storm

For over 20 years, securities class actions in the U.S. have relied on the ‘fraud-on-the-market’ theory of reliance for investors. This was established by the 1988 case Basic Inc v Levinson. Recently some have question this theory. Earlier this week the Supreme Court released its decision in…

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Published on: 13 May 2014 By

CAROM V BRE-X MINERALS LTD: A Shocking Case Deserves A Shocking Conclusion

In her forthcoming article, The “Illusion of Compensation”: Cy près Distributions in Canadian Class Actions, class actions scholar, Professor Jasminka Kalajdzic, brings to comprehensive light the rather desultory state of cy près settlement jurisprudence in Canada.1 Professor Kalajdzic notes…

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Published on: 13 May 2014 By

Keep Your Receipt: Evidence in the Class Actions Claims Process

Class actions are commenced on behalf of individuals (called “class members”) who all have the same, or similar, claims for damages. If you think that you may be affected by a class action, it is important to preserve certain evidence that could be helpful in making a claim in the class acti…

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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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