Canada’s top court dismisses video lottery class action and eliminates waiver of tort for class actions
In late July the Supreme Court of Canada issued a somewhat unexpected decision in a closely-watched class action about video lottery terminals (“VLT”). The decision, Atlantic Lottery Corp. v. Babstock, 2020 SCC 19, saw the court split over whether to uphold the certification of a class action against the Atlantic Lottery Commission (the “ALC”), which controls the operation of VLTs across the Atlantic provinces. The class action alleged that VLTs violated the criminal code’s prohibition of games similar to “three card monte” and sought damages on the ground of waiver of tort, breach of contract, and unjust enrichment. The majority ... [more] Full article
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