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Ontario Court of Appeal certifies class action, takes law firm to task over contingency fee agreement

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 @ 8:42 AM | By Paula Kulig

The Ontario Court of Appeal has rejected arguments from a Toronto law firm and one of its partners that they are immune from a class proceeding brought on behalf of former and current clients, upholding a class action certification granted by the Divisional Court.

Claire Wilkinson, Ontario Trial Lawyers AssociationIn Hodge v. Neinstein 2017 ONCA 494, the appeal court became the latest to weigh in on the province’s Solicitors Act, which governs how lawyers bill and collect legal fees, and was central to the case.

Associate Chief...