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Scandalous Class Action Settlement Rejected
June 9, 2014

Scandalous Class Action Settlement Rejected

I wrote not long ago about an Ontario judge refusing to approve a class action settlement against legal publisher Thomson Reuters. In that matter, class counsel would be paid $825,000 while the class itself would fork over its intellectual property rights, receiving only a $350,000 fund for public interest litigation in return. Earlier this week,…

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Credit Card Conspiracy Class Action
March 27, 2014

Credit Card Conspiracy Class Action

Reasons today from Chief Justice Bauman, still of the Supreme Court at the time of the application, on a proposed class action against Visa, MasterCard, Royal Bank, BMO, and most of the major financial institutions in Canada.  By my count, 31 lawyers, including several of the top litigators in the province, are listed as counsel…

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Thomson Reuters Class Action Settlement Disapproval
March 19, 2014

Thomson Reuters Class Action Settlement Disapproval

In an interesting decision out of Ontario a couple weeks ago, the Court refused to approve settlement of a class action against legal publisher Thomson Reuters: Waldman v. Thomson Reuters Canada Limited, 2014 ONSC 1288. Thomson Reuters runs Carswell which has a database called Litigator.  Litigator compiles court documents (factums, pleadings, affidavits) from interesting or high…

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Interprovincial judges? Administering settlement funds in a multi-jurisdictional class action
February 17, 2014

Interprovincial judges? Administering settlement funds in a multi-jurisdictional class action

February 17, 2014 Reasons were issued today from the BCCA regarding the Hep-C class action that was settled 15 years ago for $1.1Bn. Click to read reasons. As part of the settlement, the superior courts of BC, Ontario, and Quebec took a supervisory role for administration of the massive fund.  There is expected to be…

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