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"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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- 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 »
- Successful Defendant Denied Costs After Common Issues Trial; Court Cites Public Interest and Access to Justice Concerns
In Elder Advocates of Alberta Society v Alberta, 2020 ABQB 54 (“Elder Advocates”), the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench refused to award costs following trial against the unsuccessful plaintiff class because their claim was in the public interest and promoted access to justice. Background Elder Advoca … Read more »
- Can a cannabis company prevent securities class actions?
Companies and their directors and officers must accept that securities class actions are a reality of accessing the capital markets. For a variety of reasons, this risk has proven to be particularly acute in the cannabis industry. NERA Economic Consulting recently released a report noting that ca … Read more »
- Setting the Standard for Charter Damages in Class Proceedings: Lessons from Reddock v. Canada
On March 9, 2020 the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Reddock v. Canada, a class action brought on behalf of inmates who were subject to prolonged solitary confinement in federal prisons. In a unanimous decision, Justices Sharpe, Juriansz, and Trotter upheld Justice Perell’s $20 mill … Read more »