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Roaming fees  class action moves forward

Thursday, September 15, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Luis Millan

The Quebec Court of Appeal has given the go-ahead to a class-action lawsuit against Canada’s four leading telecommunication firms over international roaming fees charged to Quebec mobile phone users.

The appeal court, relying on several seminal decisions on class actions by the Supreme Court of Canada, reiterated that motion judges must apply the prima facie standard to determine if the class action is tenable; found that lawyer-initiated consumer class actions are not inherently incompatible with an “acceptable” solicitor-client relationship; and seemingly lowered the bar over the...