Information About Canadian Class Actions Monitor
"Canadian Class Actions Monitor provides McCarthy Tetrault's views on class actions across Canada in sectors including securities, financial services, product liability, competition, healthcare and other areas of business. It also comments on the impact of class actions on Canadian businesses and the legal landscape, and shares our insights on specific class actions in Canada, related developments and cross-border influences."
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- Class Actions Alleging Discrimination
Earlier this year, we wrote about proposed class actions related to COVID-19. Now another potential trend reflecting current events appears to be emerging: proposed class actions related to racial discrimination. We report on proposed class actions filed in the United States and Canada. Many of the … Read more »
- A New Normal – Pre-certification motions go virtual in Ontario
In a matter of a few months, the coronavirus pandemic (“COVID-19”) has radically altered the normal practice of Ontario courts. The case management decision in Miller v. FSD Pharma, Inc., 2020 ONSC 3291 (“Miller”) provides a good snapshot of the steps taken by the Ontario judiciary to resume “normal … Read more »
- BC Court of Appeal Confirms Need for Individual Assessments Despite Test Case
We previously wrote about a BC “test case” used to quantify the damages owing to three class members after a common issues trial. At the time, the trial judge expected that the claims of the remaining class members would be resolved in accordance with the principles used to quantify damages owing to … Read more »
- Avoiding a trip from legal edibles to product liability class actions
Cannabis edibles present cannabis producers with the opportunity to innovate and develop a diverse range of cannabis delivery methods for their consumers. The regulatory framework that came into force in late 2019 imposes strict measures on the content and production measures for edible cannabis pro … Read more »
- N.S. Court of Appeal Overturns Certification of Cannabis Class Action: A Positive Step for Defendants Facing Medical Product Liability Class Actions in Canada
On April 30, 2020, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal overturned in part the Nova Scotia Supreme Court’s decision to certify a class action against Organigram Inc., a medical cannabis grower with headquarters in Moncton, New Brunswick. In the decision Organigram Holdings Inc. v Downton, 2020 NSCA 38 (C … Read more »