Class Action

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

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

Appeal court certification decision 'surprising'

The Alberta Court of Appeal released a "surprising decision" in which it has imported the obligation of es... Read more

Leave to appeal dismissed in Manulife class action

Toronto employment lawyer Michael Wright tells Canadian Lawyer's InHouse magazine an arbitration board's decision to uphold the Calgary Fire Department's temporary suspension and demotion of a captain who described female fire crew members with an expletive, is a "reasonable result." Read more