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Ethical, professionalism issues attract attention of courts in class actions

Monday, September 18, 2017 @ 9:14 AM | By Jonathan Foreman and Jean-Marc Metrailler

Class action litigation is a unique part of the legal universe in Canada. These special cases tend to have a high profile and affect a wide range of stakeholders on both sides of a deeply adversarial divide.

Class actions are the result of a deliberate legislative action to address recurrent weaknesses in the modern legal system for claimants, such as economic barriers to accessing the courtroom, other natural imbalances in procedural power and lack of access to skilled advisers.

They also have special technical and procedural...