Case Study: Irving Paper V. Atofina Chemicals

Law360, New York (October 7, 2009, 11:21 AM EDT) -- There has been a surge in antitrust class proceedings in Canada over the past few years.

In most instances, plaintiffs have launched these proposed class proceedings in the context of ongoing international cartel investigations, often in close coordination with plaintiffs who have launched similar class proceedings in the United States.

But, to date, there have only been a handful of antitrust class actions in Canada that have proceeded to a contested certification motion. In virtually all of these cases thus far, the courts have denied certification....
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