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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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Counsel Notes: Settling without instructions - don't
January 28, 2014

Counsel Notes: Settling without instructions – don’t

Stories are still told of certain lawyers that used to settle claims in bulk, then go back to their clients and advise them of their good fortune, dividing up the total settlement as the lawyer saw fit.  That was supposed to be a thing of the past. Lawyers must have instructions to settle claims but…

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How Social Media can affect your claim
May 14, 2013

How Social Media can affect your claim

For many of people, it is difficult to remember a time before social media.  Facebook, Youtube and Twitter have changed the way we communicate.  Social media has left its mark on the courtroom.  Below are questions and answers about how the Courts have made use of this new technology. Can online posts and photos be…

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