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Civil Litigation - Civil procedure - Parties - Class or representative actions - Procedure - Stay of action due to parallel proceeding

Thursday, February 02, 2017 @ 7:00 PM  

Appeal by the representative plaintiffs in a proposed multi-jurisdictional class action from an order conditionally staying their action. The appellants commenced a multi-jurisdictional action in Saskatchewan alleging that the defendants artificially increased the price of diamonds by unlawfully restricting global supply. They sought to certify a claim on behalf of Canadian residents in all provinces, except British Columbia, who paid inflated prices for diamonds. Similar class actions were launched in other provinces, including Ontario. The respondent was the representative plaintiff for the Ontario action, which was...