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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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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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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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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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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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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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