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CIVIL PROCEDURE - Parties - Class or representative actions

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 @ 8:27 AM  

Appeal by the defendant law firm, Cassels Brock and Blackwell LLP (Cassels), from the finding of liability in a class action against it and General Motors of Canada Limited (GMCL) for breach of contractual and fiduciary duties. Cassels also appealed from the trial judge's quantification of damages. Cross-appeal by the respondent, Trillium Motor World Ltd. (Trillium) from the quantum of damages. Following the 2008 global financial crisis, GMCL executed a plan to reduce its dealership network to satisfy government demands in order to secure government funding...