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Decisions provide insight into competing class actions

Three recent decisions — one each from Quebec, Saskatchewan and Ontario — provide guidance about when one court may defer to another in competing class proceedings, ... Read more

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Auto owners need to be vigilant in face of more recalls

With automobile recalls on the rise, drivers should be proactive and make sure their vehicle receives all the necessary repairs, says London class-action lawyer Sabrina Lombardi ... Read more

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Lean class action pleading hard to put into practice

Streamlining pleadings ahead of certification makes sense in theory, but is difficult in practice, says Toronto class-action litigator  Brian Radnoff . In a recent case ... Read more

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Waddell launches lawsuit on behalf of 60,000 taxpayers

Toronto class-action lawyer  Margaret Waddell  of  Waddell Phillips Professional Corporation  and Landy Marr Kats LLP have launched a proposed $800-million ... Read more

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The unique challenges around medical device class actions

With an increase in the number of medical device liability class actions coming forward, some unique challenges of those types of cases are being recognized, says London ... Read more

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Waddell to seek leave to appeal in proposed class action

The plaintiffs involved in a proposed class action that alleges negligence manufacture and a failure to warn of defective implantable cardiac defibrillators will request leave to ... Read more

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Auto companies target of numerous class-action suits: Lombardi

Automobiles and their safety defects are becoming more prominent in class-action lawsuits, says London class-action lawyer  Sabrina Lombardi . "I think lately we've ... Read more

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Ballet school, ex-teacher face lawsuit over alleged sale of intimate photos online

A class action  lawsuit  against a prominent ballet school and a former teacher, who is alleged to have taken intimate photos of students and offered them for sale ... Read more

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Waddell launches new firm, Waddell Phillips Professional Corp.

Toronto class-action lawyer Margaret Waddell has   opted to hang out her own shingle with the new firm,  Waddell Phillips Professional Corporation ,   which ... Read more

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Regardless of outcome, Facebook class action will have impact

The Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) decision to allow a class-action lawsuit to proceed against Facebook is important in the development of privacy law and how it’s ... Read more

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Manitoba First Nations flood evacuees reach settlement

Roughly 4,000 members of Manitoba First Nations displaced by flooding six years ago will receive the lion's share of a $90-million settlement that was reached in a class-action ... Read more

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Lombardi: an advocate who thrives on the variety of class actions

London class-action lawyer  Sabrina Lombardi  was in her late teens when she worked on her first case, and she’s been at it ever since in a career that has ... Read more

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Class actions based on food recalls on the rise: Waddell

EDMONTON – A pair of Alberta-based law firms say they've filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of people who bought or consumed a popular brand of flour that's been linked ... Read more

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Ruling adds clarity to carriage disputes, but challenges remain

Although a recent appeal court ruling clarifies what's   appropriate when it comes to fee agreements to settle carriage disputes in class actions, the decision puts   ... Read more

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Margaret Waddell moves practice to Phillips Gill LLP

Toronto class-action lawyer  Margaret Waddell  has moved her practice to  Phillips Gill LLP  where she is focusing on plaintiff-side class actions, as well as ... Read more

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Class-action case management smoothed by top court judgment

Allowing judges to sit outside their own province will help smooth the complicated process of managing national class actions, says Toronto civil litigation and class-actions ... Read more

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Auditors’ liability remains indeterminate

By Margaret L. Waddell, Phillips Gill LLP   Whether an auditor owes a duty of care to the lenders of a company it audits remains an open question after the Ontario ... Read more

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OCA certifies class action against accounting firm, citing lower courts’ errors

After concluding that both the motion judge and the majority of the Divisional Court erred, the Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) has certified a class-action lawsuit against an ... Read more

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Decision challenging court-appointed monitor fees 'unusual'

A recent decision by a British Columbia court to question fees already paid to a court-appointed monitor is unusual, as judges are normally reluctant to overly scrutinize the ... Read more

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Supreme Court rules on securities class action limitations

By Brian Radnoff In  Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce v. Green, 2015 SCC 60  ( Green ), the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruled on the limitation periods for ... Read more

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