The General Trend Toward Certification In Canada

Law360, New York (August 11, 2010, 4:44 PM EDT) -- Recent rulings on class certification in proceedings brought under the Canadian Competition Act demonstrate a “general trend towards certification” in Canada’s courts.

On June 3, 2010, in the DRAM price-fixing litigation, the Canadian Supreme Court denied the defendants’ request for leave to appeal a ruling by the British Columbia Court of Appeal that certified a class of indirect purchasers.

In reversing the decision of the lower court, which had denied certification, the Court of Appeal in Pro-Sys Consultants v. Infineon Tech. AG, 2009 BCCA 503 (Nov....
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