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certification motion


 

Appeals Court reverses “chilling” decision on class action certification

In its recent unanimous decision in Pearson v. Inco., the Ontario Court of Appeal overturned the decision of Superior Court Justice Ian Nordheimer that had refused to certify an environmental class proceeding against Inco Ltd. and made a substantial costs award against the representative plaintiff that many observers characterized as having a 'chilling' effect on future class proceedings. [more] Full article