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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

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Court approves settlement for women suing RCMP over discrimination

March 11, 2020 Colin Perkel - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – A group of women won final court approval on Tuesday for their multimillion-dollar class action against the RCMP over gender-based abuse and discrimination. The open-ended settlement will allow each plaintiff to claim between $10,000 and $220,000 – depending

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LifeLabs facing proposed class action lawsuit over data breach

January 3, 2020 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed against medical services company LifeLabs over a data breach that allowed hackers to access the personal information of up to 15 million customers. In an unproven statement of claim filed

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Ontario passes bill to join opioid class action lawsuit launched by BC

December 13, 2019 Shawn Jeffords - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Ontario is joining five other provinces in a class-action lawsuit against opioid manufacturers in a bid to recoup costs the government alleges can be directly attributed to the overdose crisis. The province passed legislation late Wednesday allowing it

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Class action over fudged Volkswagen emissions tests can proceed: Supreme Court

November 13, 2019 The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court has rejected an attempt by Volkswagen and Audi to dismiss a class action in Quebec seeking compensation for air pollution from cars that gave false results in emissions tests. The judges made the decision in

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Another province joins class action lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors

October 16, 2019 Bill Graveland - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – The Alberta government is joining a class-action lawsuit to recoup health-care costs related to the opioid crisis, the province’s health minister said Tuesday. Tyler Shandro said there were almost 800 fatal overdoses and 4,200 emergency calls related to

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Court allows Just for Laughs founder to appeal class-action sexual harassment lawsuit

August 17, 2018 Stephanie Marin - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Quebec’s top court will allow Just For Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon to appeal a decision that authorized a class-action lawsuit brought against him by several women for alleged harassment and sexual assault. Quebec Court of Appeal Justice Mark

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Ontario court does not have jurisdiction to hear proposed class action against police

July 17, 2018 Daniela Germano - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – A judge has ruled that the Ontario Superior Court does not have the jurisdiction to hear a proposed class-action lawsuit that accused the Waterloo regional police force of gender-based bullying, violence and sexual misconduct. In a ruling released

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Judges at odds on liability of directors and officers in shareholders’ lawsuit

May 7, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A class-action lawsuit by shareholders against five directors and officers of a Vancouver-based coal mining firm may reach the Supreme Court of Canada. Directors and officers are at risk of being sued by shareholders if the company’s share price drops;

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Inconvenience: the new standard for certifying privacy breach class actions?

February 28, 2018 by Jason Contant

Judges in class action lawsuits involving privacy breaches are going to become “more accepting of the notion that you can get money for your inconvenience,” a lawyer said on Friday at NetDiligence’s Cyber Risk Summit in Toronto. Eric Dolden, a