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Civil procedure - Parties - Class or representative actions - Class counsel - Fees - Procedure

Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 7:00 PM  

Appeal by the plaintiffs, Bancroft-Snell and 1739793 Ontario, from an order regarding a legal fee sharing agreement with respect to their class action against the defendant credit card companies. The plaintiffs commenced a class action against various financial institutions alleging a conspiracy to fix merchant discount fees paid by merchants who accepted Visa and Mastercard credit cards. Several similar proceedings were commenced across the United States and Canada, leading to a carriage dispute between class counsel in the predicate action and the Merchant Law Group (MLG)....