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In What Circumstances Must Joint Defence Agreements Be Produced?
Joint Defence Agreements ("JDAs") memorialize the agreement of defendants to exchange confidential and/or privileged information without waiving privilege over that inform...
Canada
30 Sep 2019
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Historic $1.47-Billion Settlement Approved For Survivors Of Federal Indian Day Schools And Federal Day Schools
Gowling WLG is counsel to the plaintiff class with a team led by Robert Winogron, Jeremy Bouchard, Mary Thomson and Brian Crane.
Canada
29 Aug 2019
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The Final Report: LCO Recommendations For Class Actions In Ontario
On July 17, 2019, the Law Commission of Ontario ("LCO") released its final report recommending changes to Ontario's class action legislation and practice (the "Report").
Canada
30 Jul 2019
4
Yahoo! Cyber Breach Settlement Gives Shareholders Cause For Cheer
A U.S. data breach class action has settled for $80 million, bringing the action, which commenced in early 2017, to a relatively quick and, for the putative class, satisfying end.
Canada
4 Apr 2018
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Canada Hits The Pause Button On Casl's Private Right Of Action
The Government of Canada has suspended the private right of action that was expected to come into force under Canada's Anti-Spam Law (CASL) on July 1, 2017.
Canada
19 Jun 2017
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Data Breaches In Canada: Reporting Obligations, Class Actions And Breach Management
In Canada, breach reporting to the appropriate regulatory bodies is currently only mandatory for private sector organizations in Alberta under the provincial Personal Information Protection Act...
Canada
19 Jun 2017
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Supreme Court Confirms Judges Can Conduct Hearings Outside Home Province
National class actions raise a host of complicated jurisdictional issues. This is especially true when there are parallel class actions in multiple provinces.
Canada
1 Nov 2016
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Debate Continues As To Whether General Liability Policies Ought To Provide Coverage For Cyber Losses
Insurance coverage tailored specifically to damages arising in connection with data breaches and other cyber losses has been available in the Canadian market for a number of years.
Canada
6 Jul 2016
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First Aggregate Damages Award In Ontario Upheld On Appeal In Consumer Protection Class Action
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently upheld what it noted to be the first award of aggregate damages under s. 24 of Ontario's Class Proceedings Act.
Canada
15 Jan 2016
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Canada
7 Jan 2016
11
"Complete Code" Argument Continues To Be A Powerful Defence In Consumer Class Actions
If Parliament intends for a statutory cause of action to be the sole remedy for breaches of a given statute, the statutory regime is a "complete code."
Canada
30 Dec 2015
12
Making Private Information Public: The Continued Expansion Of Privacy Class Action Liability
Over the past few years, Canada has seen a considerable increase in privacy actions regarding data breaches and unauthorised use of personal information.
Canada
17 Dec 2015
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BC Court Of Appeal Dismisses Proposed Consumer Class Action For Invalid Pharmaceutical Patent
On Dec. 8, 2015, the British Columbia Court of Appeal dismissed a proposed class action by consumers against Pfizer Canada Inc. in connection with Pfizer's now invalid patent which covered its VIAGRA® product.
Canada
17 Dec 2015
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SCC Confirms Robust Leave Test In Ontario For Securities Class Actions
On Dec. 4, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada released its much-anticipated decision in three securities class actions involving CIBC, IMAX and Celestica.
Canada
10 Dec 2015
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Recent Ontario Decision Confirms That Proposed Secondary Market Securities Class Action Claims Will Be Subject To Rigorous Scrutiny
A recent Ontario court decision has reinforced the Supreme Court of Canada's message that the leave requirement in secondary market securities class actions is much more than a mere "speed bump" for would-be class action plaintiffs.
Canada
6 Aug 2015
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Ontario Court Clarifies Franchise Issues In Trillium Motor v. General Motors
Once the likely depth of the economic downturn became apparent, GMCL engaged in restructuring planning, considered a CCAA proceeding and engaged with the Canadian and US governments for assistance.
Canada
16 Jul 2015
17
The Cost Of An Ineffective Conflict Check System: $45 million!
the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released its decision in the Trillium Motor World Ltd. v. General Motors of Canada Limited class action trial, granting the plaintiffs damages in the amount of $45 million.
Canada
14 Jul 2015
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More Than A Speed Bump, Less Than A Trial: Authorization Of Class Actions For Secondary Market Liability Under Québec Securities Legislation
On April 17, 2015, the Supreme Court released its unanimous decision in Theratechnologies Inc. v 121851 Canada Inc., 2015 SCC 18.
Canada
24 Apr 2015
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Supreme Court Rules That The Leave Test In Securities Class Actions Is A "Robust Deterrent"
In short, the Court held that the leave test is a robust screening mechanism that requires plaintiffs to present credible evidence in support of their claim.
Canada
22 Apr 2015
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Ontario Court Of Appeal Allows Privacy Tort Action To Proceed Against Hospital
The Ontario Court of Appeal has affirmed the common law tort of intrusion upon seclusion applies to healthcare providers in Ontario...
Canada
13 Mar 2015
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