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SCC certifies class action, upholds lower court’s decision on ‘umbrella purchasers,’ limitation period
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Justice Russell Brown, writing for the majority, rejected the argument that recognizing umbrella purchasers have a cause of action would expose the appellant to a ‘potentially limitless scope of liability.’ He ruled that liability is limited by the class period.

Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 1:50 PM

The Supreme Court of Canada dismissed appeals brought by manufacturers Pioneer Corporation and Toshiba Corporation in a class action certification commenced by a B.C. businessman who accused the electronics firms of “price-fixing” optical disc drives (ODDs), which would include CD, DVD and Blu-ray products. ... [read more]

Officials hope recommendations to end racial profiling will help lawyers, clients Subscriber only content Renu_Mandhane_sm

Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 3:40 PM

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There is hope a new set of recommendations on how to end racial profiling by Ontario’s police forces will jump-start better communication between lawyers and aid them in understanding how profiling impacts their clients. ... [read more]

Ontario Court of Justice rules on retrospectivity of amendment impacting preliminary inquiries Subscriber only content Michael Lacy sm

Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 10:25 AM

The Ontario Court of Justice has grappled with the retrospectivity of s. 535 of the Criminal Code, which was amended by Bill C-75, ruling the court has jurisdiction to conduct a preliminary inquiry in cases “where a request for a preliminary inquiry has been made prior to September 19, 2019.” ... [read more]

Class action settlement shows importance of litigating more than just ‘blockbuster’ cases: lawyer Subscriber only content Jonathan Foreman, Harrison Pensa LLP

Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 9:03 AM

A settlement has been reached in a class action involving misrepresentation in a takeover bid, a case the plaintiffs’ lawyer is calling the first of its kind in Canada. ... [read more]

Legal hotline for UofT students a ‘reminder of the rule of law,’ professor says

Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 11:45 AM

The National Security Student Hotline created for University of Toronto (UofT) students who have been approached by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) serves as a deterrent, an educational tool and a reminder of the rule of law, a law professor involved with the hotline’s launch has said. ... [read more]