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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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SCC class action ruling corporate-friendly, but deterrent remains

Corporations can take some comfort from the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision on investor class action lawsuits that the protections built into the Securities ... Read more

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Court has latitude to create litigation plan in class action

When class-action parties fail to reach an agreement on a litigation plan for the prosecution of the individual issues in a class proceeding, the court has the ... Read more

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Waddell to co-chair Winning Injunctions program

On Dec. 9 , 2015, Toronto class-action lawyer  Margaret Waddell , partner at  Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP , will co-chair The Advocates’ ... Read more

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Waddell to speak at 7th Annual Class Actions Colloquium

Toronto class-action lawyer  Margaret Waddell  will be part of the expert speaker faculty at the upcoming 7th Annual Class Actions Colloquium, presented by the ... Read more

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Ruling shows court discretion in class actions

An Ontario judge’s recent move to end a dispute over who will represent plaintiffs in a class action against a pharmaceutical company is a “rare” ruling that ... Read more

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Ashley Madison facing multiple class-action suits

News that Ashley Madison is facing a national class-action lawsuit in Canada — and at least four others in the United States — highlights that businesses that operate ... Read more

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Deference carries the day

By Brian Radnoff , Rebecca Shoom (Student-at-law) In a somewhat anticlimactic follow-up to  Nordheimer J.’s decision granting leave to appeal , the Divisional Court ... Read more

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In spite of ruling, carriage disputes expected to continue

Although a recent ruling that upheld an earlier decision in a carriage dispute between law firms in the Barrick Gold Corp. class action does provide some clarity on the issue, ... Read more

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Waddell: a strong advocate with a proven class-actions career

Toronto class-action lawyer Margaret Waddell  was barely into junior high school when friends and family started telling her she should consider becoming a lawyer. At the ... Read more

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Waddell recognized in Chambers Global 2015 guide

Toronto class-action lawyer Margaret Waddell has been recognized in the Chambers Global 2015 guide for her expertise in commercial class actions. In the category of Canada, ... Read more

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Waddell to discuss legal ethics in the context of class proceedings at CBA-FLSC Ethics Forum

Toronto class-action lawyer  Margaret Waddell  will share her thoughts on legal ethics in the context of class proceedings and contingent fees at the Canadian Bar ... Read more

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Waddell recognized in 2014 Lexpert Cross-border Litigation Lawyers Guide

Toronto class-action lawyer Margaret Waddell  has been recognized in the 2014  Lexpert Guide to the Leading Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada .  ... Read more

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