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CIVIL PROCEDURE - Discovery - Electronic discovery and production - Privacy issues - Freedom of information and privacy legislation

Monday, April 03, 2017 @ 11:48 AM  

Appeal by the Province from an order compelling it to produce information in its databases about health care expenditures for tobacco-related diseases to tobacco manufacturers. The Tobacco Damages and Health Care Costs Recovery Act (Act) permitted the Province to pursue an action against manufacturers of tobacco products for the recovery of health care expenditures incurred in treating individuals exposed to their products. The Act permitted the use of statistical and study-based information to establish causation and to quantify damages of the cost of health benefits. The...