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Ontario Court of Appeal clarifies leave requirements in class action case

Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 1:28 PM | By Ian Burns

Ontario’s highest court has ruled a lower court justice erred in not denying leave to proceed with a class action against representatives of a mining company, in a decision the lawyer for the plaintiff called important for securities law.

In Rahimi v. SouthGobi Resources Ltd., 2017 ONCA 719, the Ontario Court of Appeal overruled an earlier decision by Justice Edward P. Belobaba of the Superior Court of Justice (Rahimi v. SouthGobi Resources Ltd., 2015 ONSC 5948) which allowed a class action lawsuit to proceed against SouthGobi...