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The current mess of class action carriage motions | Julius Melnitzer

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 @ 8:41 AM | By Julius Melnitzer

So, Justice Paul Perell of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice believes that law firms seeking carriage of a class action should hire independent counsel to argue carriage motions.

Why?

For no less noble a reason than to “introduce an element or at least the appearance of some objectivity,” Perell wrote in his recent judgment awarding carriage of a competition class action against a group of German carmakers to Harrison Pensa LLP and Strosberg Sutts LLP. They were the victors in what amounted to a pissing...