Canadian Class Actions Create Headaches For US Attys

Law360, New York (November 8, 2010, 2:23 PM EST) -- As the class action gains popularity in Canada, parallel cases north and south of the border are becoming more and more common. But two different procedural tracks can create headaches for U.S. counsel — and put valuable information on the public record before defendants are ready.

Although the Canadian class action mechanism is still in its early stages — there are few firms that specialize in class litigation, and case law on the finer points of procedure is far from codified — it's now routine to...
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