Class Action

Lawsuit seeks justice for residential day school victims

A class action could bring some measure of justice to victims of a residential day school, says Alberta Indigenous rights litigator Leighton Grey. Read more

Privacy class actions present challenges for plaintiffs

A recently denied certification motion — stemming from a cyberattack of a casino’s computer systems — is a cautionary tale about bringing privacy class actions that don’t have common issues, says Toronto class-action and appellate counsel Brian Radnoff . Read more

Costs awards could force mega class actions out of Ontario

Ontario’s loser-pays costs regime could endanger the province’s place as the jurisdiction of choice for high-value class actions, says Toronto class-action lawyer Margaret Waddell. Read more

Legislative action needed on arbitration clauses: Waddell

Ontario’s legislature must act after the Supreme Court of Canada barred businesses from joining a consumer class action over alleged cellphone overbilling, Toronto class-action lawyer Margaret Waddell tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Class actions needed ‘when governments let us down’

Toronto class-action lawyer Stephen Moreau has filed a lawsuit against the Ontario government for its cancellation of the guaranteed income pilot project, reports CTV News. Read more

OCA decision finds judge altered class-settlement provision

An Ontario Court of Appeal decision that found a motion judge erred by ordering plaintiffs’ counsel to donate $1.5 million of their fees to charity highlights the perils of being a plaintiff-side class-action lawyer, Toronto commercial litigator and appellate counsel Brian Radnoff tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Know your rights in an airline accident: Lee

Depending on where you travel, it can be complicated to seek a remedy through the courts for an airline injury, Toronto personal injury lawyer Andrew M. Lee tells AdvocateDaily . com . Read more

Mentoring young and prospective class-action litigators

Toronto class-action lawyer Margaret Waddell will help introduce law students and young lawyers to the complex and evolving area of litigation, which has been her focus for more than 20 years. Read more

Bencher candidate Lesage wants LSO to be more efficient

Bencher candidate Michael Lesage says he would like to see the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) “become more effective in a much more limited sphere.” Read more

Rastin to share insights at Accident Benefits 2019

Barrie-area litigator Steve Rastin will be a guest panelist at Osgoode Professional Development’s Accident Benefits 2019: What’s New, What’s Important? Read more

Class members cash in on strength of creative counsel

A $100-million class-action settlement shows the value of creative counsel, Toronto class-action lawyer Margaret Waddell tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Federal Court approves settlement with moms denied extra EI benefits

Toronto employment lawyer Stephen Moreau is “thrilled” that the Federal Court has approved a multimillion-dollar class-action settlement launched by people denied employment insurance (EI) sickness benefits because they were on parental leave at the same time as their illness, reports the Toronto Star . Read more

Canadian companies shouldn't read too much into Bangladesh ruling

Canadian companies with connections to foreign disasters could still find themselves on the hook for damages, even after the Court of Appeal recently dismissed a claim against a major retailer involving a building collapse in Bangladesh, says Toronto class action lawyer Margaret Waddell. Read more

Ride-sharing class action back on track despite province bailing

The provincial government's decision to not take part in an appeal concerning a proposed $400-million class action against a leading ride-sharing service was an "abdication," says Toronto lawyer Michael Wright , who successfully argued the matter on behalf of a plaintiff driver. Read Law Times Lawyer's Daily Wall Street Journal CBC Read more

Representative plaintiffs key players in class-action lawsuits

Representative plaintiffs in class-action lawsuits play a vital role as the name and face of a very public proceeding, says Toronto class action lawyer Margaret Waddell. Read more