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Dickinson Wright PLLC
On June 26, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada ("SCC") released its decision in Uber Technologies Inc. v. Heller. The SCC held that the arbitration agreement between Uber and one of its drivers...
Recent amendments to Ontario's class action legislation may change that trend.
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
Disgorgement for wrongdoing is a claim for all the profits made by the defendant as a result of its wrongful conduct.
Aird & Berlis LLP
A commonly pleaded cause of action in many class actions is "waiver of tort". Not anymore. The longstanding debate as to whether waiver of tort is an alternative form of remedy or an independent...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to certify a class action, which alleged that video lottery terminal games were illegal.
Lawson Lundell LLP
In Atlantic Lottery Corp. v. Babstock, 2020 SCC 19 (Babstock), released July 24, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) unanimously confirmed that "waiver of tort" is not an independent...
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
In Atlantic Lottery Inc v Babstock (2020 SCC 19) the Supreme Court struck all claims underlying a proposed class action about fraud and problem gambling.
MLT Aikins LLP
A narrow majority of the Supreme Court of Canada recently struck and dismissed a proposed class action claiming the Atlantic Lottery Corporation ("ALC") should disgorge their profits from...
Beale & Co
USA data breach class actions are commonplace. However, the increasing use of class action type Court procedures combined with hungry third party litigation
Clyde & Co
The legacy run-off market has witnessed enormous growth in the past decade and developed into a key component of the global insurance market, with non-life liabilities in run-off now estimated to be in the region of $800bn.
United States
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
In recent months, Wisconsin federal courts have witnessed a dramatic increase in class litigation raising breach of fiduciary duty claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On July 24, 2020, United States District Judge Allison D. Burroughs of the District of Massachusetts dismissed a putative securities class action against a biopharmaceutical company.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The trial court granted the employer's motion to compel arbitration of Kec's individual claims except the PAGA claim.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In the first ruling in response to the slew of room and board refund class actions filed in the wake of COVID-19, on July 29, 2020, in Rosenkrantz v. Arizona Board of Regents, No. 2:20-CV-01203 (D. Ariz.).
Duane Morris LLP
On July 30, the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation (the Panel) heard oral argument of extraordinary length on the potential consolidation...
Proskauer Rose LLP
Sofia Wilton Barriga filed this lawsuit against her employer, 99 Cents Only, alleging that the "zero-tolerance" policy requiring its stores to lock their doors at closing time forced nonexempt employees such as herself...
Proskauer Rose LLP
Michael Brady sued AutoZone Stores for alleged violations of Washington State's meal break laws. After several years of litigation, the district court denied Brady's motion for class certification; Brady then settled his individual claims with AutoZone.
Foley & Lardner
The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 ("CAFA") greatly expanded federal subject matter jurisdiction over class action lawsuits.
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