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Waddell to moderate panel at Law Society event

Toronto class-action lawyer  Margaret Waddell  will moderate the Law Society of Upper Canada’s program on Issue Identification and Analysis for Junior Lawyers on ... Read more

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Waddell to speak at class actions colloquium

Toronto class-action lawyer Margaret Waddell will speak at the Ontario Bar Association's 6th Annual Class Actions Colloquium . The all-day event will be held Dec. 1 ... Read more

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Websites facilitate communication with class members

Case-specific websites have changed the way law firms attract and inform class-action members, Toronto commercial and class-action litigator Brian Radnoff tells Lawyers Weekly ... Read more

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Waddell a faculty instructor at advocacy course

Toronto class-action lawyer Margaret Waddell  will be a faculty instructor at the 18th Annual Course on Written Advocacy. The two-day course, held Oct. 17-18, is a joint program ... Read more

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Waddell recognized for class-action expertise in Best Lawyers

Toronto class-action lawyer Margaret Waddell has been recognized in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada for her expertise in class actions. Waddell, partner at ... Read more

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Lexpert recognizes Waddell for class-action expertise

Toronto class-action lawyer Margaret Waddell has  been ranked as “consistently recommended” for the practice area of class actions in the 2014 Canadian Legal Lexpert ... Read more

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SCC ruling key in contract interpretation

The Supreme Court of Canada has redefined the standard of appellate review for contract interpretation in a decision that has important implications for appeals in the arbitration ... Read more

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Radnoff to discuss class actions at securities symposium

Toronto commercial and class action litigator Brian Radnoff will share his insights at the Fourth Annual Securities Symposium , presented by the Securities Litigation Practice ... Read more

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Appeal court certification decision 'surprising'

The Alberta Court of Appeal released a "surprising decision" in which it has imported the obligation of establishing evidence of class-wide loss from the specialized field of ... Read more

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Class action opt out doesn't mean 'wait and see'

Toronto class-action lawyer Margaret Waddell  and co-counsel Sam Marr have successfully argued before the Ontario Superior Court that former class members who exclude ... Read more

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Feeling good and the top five civil appeals

By Brian Radnoff April is always a busy month, with Passover, Easter and the NHL and NBA playoffs.  Although we may not have many Canadian teams to cheer for in the NHL ... Read more

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Directors at risk in overtime class actions

Three Ontario Court of Appeal decisions on overtime class actions have confirmed the viability of this somewhat new area of class action that was previously “unexplored and highly ... Read more

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No province a 'haven' for class actions: Waddell

Toronto class-action lawyer  Margaret Waddell  says it would be a mistake to label any Canadian jurisdiction a “haven” for class actions. In an interview with ... Read more

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Leave to appeal dismissed in Manulife class action

A motion for leave to appeal a decision certifying a class-action lawsuit against Manulife Financial Corp. (MFC)  has been dismissed by the Divisional Court, says Toronto ... Read more

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SCC ruling may ease certification for class actions

The last in a series of important class action certification decisions released last year by the Supreme Court of Canada was “an exclamation mark” on a good year for plaintiffs, ... Read more

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Radnoff to chair class actions program

Toronto commercial and class action litigator  Brian Radnoff  will chair an upcoming Osgoode Professional Development program, aimed at updating lawyers on changes following the ... Read more

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Decision clarifies preferability on certification motions

Prior to the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision in  AIC Limited v. Fischer ,  there was no consistent measure by which the courts were assessing “access to justice” as part ... Read more

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One-third contingency fee agreements welcome

An Ontario Superior Court justice’s decision to afford presumptive validity to one-third contingency fee agreements is positive, and brings Ontario in line with other provinces, ... Read more

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SCC decision to impact future of securities class actions

The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to allow a class action to proceed against a group of mutual fund managers accused of “market timing” will likely have a significant impact ... Read more

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SCC decisions may mean more consumer class actions

By Brian Radnoff On October 31, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada released three important judgments dealing with whether consumers can sue manufacturers who are involved in ... Read more

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