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…View the post titled Méthionine
Polyols de polyéther
En quoi consiste ce recours collectif? Dans le recours collectif des Polyols de Polyéther, il est allégué que les défenderesses ont comploté de façon illégale afin de fixer, d’augmenter, et/ou maintenir les prix des Polyols de Polyéther dans le marché. L’expression «Produits de Polyols de Po…View the post titled Polyols de polyéther
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…View the post titled Consumer Protection Class Actions – Obtaining recovery for unfair business practices where individual damages are small
Data Breaches: Do class actions pose a viable remedy?
In 2014, data breach occurrences have increased by approximately 30%. As web-based services become more prominent, protection against and remedies for breaches of privacy will become necessary. Does class action litigation have a place in this shifting landscape? Introduction During the firs…View the post titled Data Breaches: Do class actions pose a viable remedy?
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…View the post titled A Missed Opportunity: The Supreme Court Declines Leave to Appeal in Wakelam v. Wyeth Consumer Healthcare
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…View the post titled A Case Study in the Protection of Class Members’ Rights: Forthcoming Compensation for Residential Schools Survivors
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…View the post titled Basic’s Alive – The Judicial Oak Weathers the Storm
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…View the post titled CAROM V BRE-X MINERALS LTD: A Shocking Case Deserves A Shocking Conclusion
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…View the post titled Keep Your Receipt: Evidence in the Class Actions Claims Process
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…View the post titled 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
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