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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

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Ontario city settles guardrail ‘spear’ class action lawsuit

February 26, 2018 Colin Perkel - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – A proposed Canadian class action that alleged secret cost-saving design changes made to a highway safety guardrail had in fact turned the barrier into a potentially lethal spear has been settled, court documents show. This week’s settlement of

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Federal, Manitoba governments agree to pay $90 million to First Nations following 2011 flood

October 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The governments of Manitoba and Canada have agreed to pay more than $90 million to certain First Nations who were affected by flooding in 2011. McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP said in a statement released earlier this week that while not

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Volkswagen Canada and Audi Canada to pay up to $2.1 billion to consumers and $15 million penalty for false environmental marketing claims

December 19, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada’s Competition Bureau said on Monday that a settlement agreement, if approved, would provide buyback and restitution payments to consumers in relation to Volkswagen and Audi’s “emissions scandal.” If approved by the courts, the settlement would be one of the

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Class action filed after privacy breach at one Ontario children’s aid office

April 26, 2016 Michelle McQuigge - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – An eastern Ontario children’s aid society is facing a $75 million lawsuit after a cyber attack resulted in a list of client names being stolen and shared on local Facebook groups. At least three dozen people have expressed