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Class action lawsuit seeks damages for Rogers network outage

July 12, 2022 by Jason Contant

Quebec law firm LPC Avocat Inc. has launched a class action lawsuit alleging misrepresentation, breach of civil liability and negligence in connection with the recent national Rogers outage. In the early morning hours of Friday, July 8, Rogers’ wireless network

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Quebec court approves $200.9M settlement against Desjardins over data breach

June 20, 2022 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – The Superior Court of Quebec has approved a nearly $200.9-million settlement of a class-action lawsuit against Desjardins over a data breach – the largest to date in the Canadian financial services sector. Siskinds Desmeules and Kugler Kandestin say

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Personal information about more than 100 military sex misconduct claimants leaked

June 15, 2022 Lee Berthiaume - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The company overseeing the federal government’s $900-million settlement deal with military members who experienced sexual misconduct in uniform is admitting to more privacy breaches, despite repeated promises to have fixed the problem. Epiq Class Action Services Canada confirmed

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Could Ottawa police be sued for failing to arrest ‘freedom convoy’ protesters?

February 11, 2022 The Canadian Press

Erika Chamberlain, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Law, Western University – THE CONVERSATION This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the

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Desjardins settles 2019 data breach class action lawsuit for up to nearly $201M

December 17, 2021 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – Financial services firm Desjardins Group will pay up to nearly $201 million to settle a class-action lawsuit related to a data breach in 2019 that affected nearly 9.7 million Canadians. The agreement, which is subject to approval by

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Should the Canadian P&C industry be concerned about BI court cases?

April 16, 2021 by Adam Malik

For now, little evidence exists that courts will adjudicate against Canada’s property and casualty insurers in litigation related to business interruption claims stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an industry executive. At the recent CIP Society Symposium 2021 virtual

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Proposed class action filed in Saskatchewan over COVID-19 outbreaks in long term care

March 11, 2021 Stephanie Taylor - THE CANADIAN PRESS

REGINA – A proposed class-action lawsuit has been filed in Saskatchewan against a long-term care operator alleging it lacked proper resources to handle COVID-19. Documents filed Thursday at Regina’s Court of Queen’s Bench say the novel coronavirus spread through different

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Former Canadian Hockey League players detail allegations of abuse, hazing

December 11, 2020 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Fourteen former Canadian Hockey League players have submitted affidavits detailing alleged abuse and hazing in a class-action lawsuit filed by two other ex-players. Former NHL player Daniel Carcillo and Garrett Taylor, who played in the Western Hockey League

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Alberta farmers file what may be first class-action lawsuit over unpaid oil leases

November 11, 2020 The Canadian Press

CALGARY – Two Alberta landowners have filed what a lawyer says could be the first class-action lawsuit against an energy company for not making its lease payments. “It’s a pretty clear contract,” said lawyer Matthew Farrell, who is representing Reinhold

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Purdue Pharma pleas could bolster efforts for Canadian opioid class action

October 23, 2020 Anita Balakrishnan - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – A Canadian class action against opioid makers will start the process of getting certified in a hearing next month, a key test on how courts here will handle a case that is making waves in the U.S. The

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Quebec class-action request filed on behalf of alleged victims of ex-hockey coach

September 2, 2020 Morgan Lowrie - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – A Quebec law firm is launching a $10-million class-action lawsuit on behalf of the alleged victims of a former Montreal police officer and hockey coach who died awaiting trial on sex-related charges. The request for authorization filed Tuesday

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Hotels sue Aviva Canada for $150 million in proposed BI class action

July 27, 2020 by David Gambrill

Lerners LLP has filed a proposed $150-million class-action lawsuit against Aviva Canada on behalf of hotels across the country, claiming that the hotels are entitled to coverage for loss of business income relating to COVID-19. “We know these are challenging