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Proposed shareholder class action stayed due to lack of jurisdiction

A proposed shareholder class action against HSBC Holdings plc was recently stopped in its tracks by the Ontario Superior Court due to a lack of jurisdiction. The plaintiff, Wai Kan Yip, alleged that HSBC Holdings plc, the London-based parent holding company of HSBC banks and financial services firms around the world, had carried on business in violation of anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing laws. Yip and his counsel sought to bring a class action in Ontario for both common law misrepresentation and under Part XXIII.1 of the Ontario Securities Act, on behalf of worldwide holders of HSBC securities. The plaintiff ... [more] Full article

Supreme Court of Canada refuses to hear global auditor class action certification appeal

On June 8, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to appeal from a decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Excalibur Special Opportunities LP v. Schwartz Levitsky ... [more] Full article

Judges Can Sit in Other Provinces: Supreme Court

Superior Court judges can sit outside their home provinces, the Supreme Court held today. This decision will facilitate the management of national class actions and other inter-provincial litigation in Canada. The ... [more] Full article

Allied Nevada plaintiffs denied leave to advance Securities Act claims against underwriters

In a recent decision, Ontario Superior Court Justice Edward P. Belobaba found that two investment dealers are not experts under the Ontario Securities Act – and they couldn’t be happier ... [more] Full article


Class Actions Contributors

Michael Binetti

Michael Binetti

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Michael Binetti, a partner of the firm, brings a proven litigation background plus extensive experience in arguing both trials and appeals. He has demonstrated his strategic legal capability and expertise in wide-ranging areas of litigation, including business and construction disputes, fraud, employment law, competition investigations, private competition actions, elections law and dealing with municipal and government regulators.

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Kenneth A. Dekker

Kenneth A. Dekker

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Kenneth (Ken) Dekker, a partner of the firm, is a successful trial and appellate lawyer who is valued by his clients as a resourceful and practical litigation counsel. With more than two decades of experience, Ken has appeared before all levels of courts in Ontario, including the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal for Ontario, as well as before the Supreme Court of Canada.

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W. Michael G. Osborne

W. Michael G. Osborne

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Michael leads Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP's competition team. He also practices commercial litigation and arbitration. Michael represents clients involved in business disputes, and defends clients facing competition law investigations, prosecutions, and class actions.

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Wendy Sun

Wendy Sun

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Wendy Sun has substantive experience in domestic and international contractual disputes, competition law, franchise disputes, shareholder disputes, negligent misrepresentation, commercial leasing, and intellectual property matters.

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David N. Vaillancourt

David N. Vaillancourt

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

David Vaillancourt, a partner of the firm, focuses his practice expertise on Commercial and Civil Litigation, Competition and Administrative Law. David has acted for clients in a wide range of disputes, including shareholder and partnership disputes, securities litigation, class action defence, proceedings under the Competition Act, employment law disputes, contract disputes, breach of confidence/intellectual property disputes, fidelity bond claims, and professional negligence claims. He has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, including the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and has also appeared before the Competition Tribunal and the Federal Court of Appeal.

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