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Published on: 3 Dec 2018 By

Rooney v ArcelorMittal: the Superior Court confirms the suitability of Oppression Claims for Certification

In Rooney v ArcelorMittal[1], the Plaintiffs sought certification of a proposed shareholder class action arising out of the events leading up to the successful takeover of Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation (“BIM”). The key issue in dispute was certification of claims for relief from oppressi…

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Published on: 20 Nov 2018 By

TELUS v. Wellman – Siskinds lawyers represent consumer association in the Supreme Court of Canada

On November 6, Siskinds represented the Intervener Consumers’ Association of Canada (“CAC”) in the Supreme Court’s hearing of TELUS v. Wellman. The Court’s decision could have major implications on Canadians’ access to the civil justice system. The Wellman appeal arose from a certified class…

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Published on: 24 Sep 2018 By

Class Actions Team Ranked in Band 1 in Chambers Canada 2019

The class actions team at Siskinds LLP has been ranked in the top band of the Chambers Canada 2019 guide, issued by international legal research organization, Chambers and Partners. Also of notable achievement was the inclusion of four partners who were recognized for their individual statur…

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Published on: 14 Sep 2018 By

Recent Developments in Securities Class Actions: Pre-Certification Jurisdictional Challenges

Today, capital markets are essentially borderless. Stock exchanges with physical trading floors have become an anachronism. Electronic transactions are the norm. With the click of a button, Canadian investors can buy and sell securities of foreign companies on foreign stock exchanges. But wh…

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Published on: 13 Jul 2018 By

Holding listed issuers to their word – for now anyway… Developments from the UK Court of Appeal on parent company liability for impacts abroad

Last year I wrote about a feature of the decision of the English and Wales High Court of Justice in HRH Okpabi v Royal Dutch Shell Plc[1], a case where residents of the Niger Delta brought a claim in negligence against Royal Dutch Shell (RDS), an issuer incorporated in England and listed on …

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Published on: 27 Jun 2018 By ,

A good day for do-it-yourself investors: The CSA proposes to prohibit the payment of trailing commissions to discount brokers

On June 21, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) released a Status Report on their ongoing investigation into embedded commissions in the mutual fund industry. “Embedded commissions” is the term used to describe the practice of mutual fund managers compensating dealers (and t…

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Published on: 18 Jun 2018 By

Update: SCC Grants Leave to Appeal on Umbrella Purchaser Issue

A recent hot topic in price-fixing class actions has been whether so-called “umbrella purchasers” have a cause of action. See our recent articles here and here. Umbrella purchasers are individuals who purchased the affected product from  non-conspirator manufacturers. In support of umbrella …

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