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Class Actions Changes In Ontario: You’d Better Hurry Up

Ontario’s Attorney General has recently proposed a bevy of changes to the provincial justice system in Bill 161, the Smarter and Stronger Justice Act, 2019, including important changes to the ... [more] Full article

Canada’s top court dismisses shareholder class action against Danier Leather but rejects Business Judgment Rule as a defence in securities cases

Canada’s Supreme Court upheld the dismissal of Canada’s first-ever securities class action judgment in favour of investors relating to alleged misrepresentations on an initial public offering. [more] Full article

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