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Ontario court certifies ballet class-action lawsuit

A judge has given the green light to a lawsuit launched by Toronto class-action lawyer  Margaret Waddell  against a prominent ballet school and former teacher on behalf ... Read more

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Due diligence for discovery a key issue in bank class action: Waddell

The fundamental issue the Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) was grappling with in a class-action lawsuit against major banks was the meaning of “exercising due diligence” ... Read more

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Grey to host information sessions on Indian hospitals class action

Alberta Indigenous rights litigator  Leighton Grey  will host two information sessions to update potential claimants on the Indian hospitals class action.  ... Read more

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Waddell represents proposed class in lawsuit against insurer

Toronto class-action lawyer Margaret Waddell is representing a plaintiff who has launched a proposed class-action lawsuit against an Ontario auto insurer over allegedly ... Read more

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Decision provides guidance on when an affidavit is needed: Waddell

A court has provided a helpful primer to lawyers to determine when evidence submitted as part of a motion or application must be made an exhibit to an affidavit, says Toronto ... Read more

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Public consultation welcome in LCO class-action review

Twenty-five years after the enactment of the Class Proceedings Act , 1992 (CPA), the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) has recognized that a lack of empirical data on class ... Read more

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New CBA protocol on multi-jurisdictional class actions

A new protocol for the case management of multi-jurisdictional class actions, adopted by the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), will likely lead to less overlap and fewer conflicting ... Read more

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OCA settles issue around third-party funding

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) decision settled the issue of whether a judge’s order on a third-party funding agreement is final or interlocutory, says Toronto ... Read more

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Number of class actions involving data breaches steadily increasing

Class-action lawsuits involving data breaches are on the rise in response to a changing Canadian legal landscape and the growing dependence on electronic records, says London ... Read more

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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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