Class Action

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 Act for them are going to be strictly upheld by the courts, Toronto class-action lawyer Margaret Waddell tells Lawyers Weekly . Read more

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 power to step in and craft a bespoke process, Toronto class-action lawyer Margaret Waddell tells Legal Feeds . Read more

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’ Society’s program on ‘Winning Injunctions.’ Read more

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 Ontario Bar Association. Read more

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 highlights the significant discretion courts have in managing these matters, Toronto commercial litigation and class-action lawyer Brian Radnoff tells Law Times . Read more

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 online have to be very careful about security, says Toronto commercial litigation and class-action lawyer Brian Radnoff . Read more

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 recently deferred to Belobaba J.’s carriage decision and dismissed the appeal in Mancinelli v. Barrick Gold Corporation , 2015 ONSC 2717 . Read more

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, these types of battles are likely to continue to occur, Toronto class action lawyer Brian Radnoff tells Law Times . Read more

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 time it sounded like a good idea and she stuck with it. Read more

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. Read more

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 Association-Federation of Law Societies of Canada Annual Ethics Forum on March 6 , 2015. Read more

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

SCC rejection of Tar Ponds appeal underscores need for indemnity protection

The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision not to certify a class-action lawsuit – launched by Cape Breton residents who claim the Sydney tar ponds exposed them to contaminants – underscores the importance of indemnity protection for plaintiffs who, without such funding, wouldn’t be able to access justice, says BridgePoint Indemnity Company Chairman and CEO John Rossos . Read more

As carriage battles become common, more appellate guidance needed

Toronto class action lawyer Brian Radnoff says the trend of experienced class action law firms teaming up on claims makes appellate guidance on carriage battles all the more pressing. Read more

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 Jan. 20 . Read more