Canada Signals Shift In Antitrust Class Action Stance

Law360, New York (March 24, 2010, 2:21 PM EDT) -- With two surprisingly plaintiff-friendly rulings in recent months and changes to the country's competition laws, a new perspective on price-fixing class actions seems to be developing in Canada that is likely to embolden plaintiffs and lead to a surge in class action activity, attorneys say.

Class actions in Canada have a relatively short history, stretching back barely two decades. And until recently, Canadian courts have made it tough for antitrust plaintiffs to secure class certification, thanks to strict standards established by courts in cases such as...
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