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The mirage of judicial economy

Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 10:09 AM | By Nadia Campion

A recent decision by the Court of Appeal for British Columbia suggests that questions of preferable procedure are featuring more prominently in certification decisions.

Long gone are the days when class actions were, as a general proposition, presumed to promote access to justice and achieve behaviour modification. Instead, the courts have progressively become more vigilant in assessing whether class actions are the best way to achieve a fair and efficient resolution of claims advanced in light of other available procedures, including small claims court and government...