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CIVIL PROCEDURE - Class or representative actions - Certification

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 10:14 AM  

Appeals by the parties to a proposed class action in respect of a partial certification order. The plaintiffs were current and former Western Hockey League (WHL) players who alleged unlawful denial of employment status and associated benefits, including statutory minimum wage. The order under appeal certified a proposed class action with respect to certain Canadian WHL clubs, but held that it would not be the preferable procedure for adjudicating class members' claims against WHL clubs based in the United States. The defendants appealed the whole of...