Private Class Actions In Canada Are On The Rise

Law360, New York (May 25, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Attorneys in Canada are noting a surge in antitrust private class actions as the plaintiffs bar becomes more established and aggressive in filing cases.

In the last few years, more class actions are being filed and they continue to span broader classes, according to Peter Franklyn and Christopher Naudie, who often represent defendants in class actions as partners at Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP’s Toronto office.

While the class proceedings legislation went into effect in the 1990s and was a relatively “sleepy area of the law,”...
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