LCO Releases Catherine Piché’s Class Actions Final Report

[From] On July 17, 2019, the LCO released its final report, Class Actions: Objectives, Experiences and Reforms, project in which Professor Catherine Piché acted as principal co-researcher. The LCO report is the first independent, comprehensive assessment of Ontario’s Class Proceedings Act (CPA) in 27 years. Since that time, class actions have grown dramatically in volume, […] Read more


New Publication : Consumer Collective Redress In Canada

Please find a new publication in Japanese Yearbook of International Law co-written by prof. Catherine Piché and prof. Geneviève Saumier regarding consumer collective redress in Canada Summary :  Consumer collective redress is broadly available in Canada, allowing for compensation in damages for widespread economic or physical injuries caused by defective goods or services, or by unfair […] Read more


Class Actions Lab In The News

You can find here Stephanie Grammond’s column in La Presse, @Qui s’enrichit avec les actions collectives?  :   Cette forme d’indemnisation est hautement critiquée, car les études démontrent que très peu de membres utilisent les coupons-rabais, m’a expliqué Me Catherine Piché, professeure de droit à l’Université de Montréal spécialisée dans les actions collectives.   Please also find Stéphanie Marin’s […] Read more


CONFÉRENCE : L’action collective… regard empirique sur son effectivité

La professeure Catherine Piché sera l’une des conférencières dans le cadre du cycle de conférences 2018-2019 de la Fondation Claude Masse, lors d’un évènement intitulé Regards neufs sur (le droit de) la consommation. Sa conférence, intitulée L’action collective… regard empirique sur son effectivité, aura lieu le 21 novembre prochain à 16 h 30 au Salon François-Chevrette de […] Read more


NEW ARTICLE FROM PROF. PICHÉ : The Fourth Dimension To Class Actions : Access To A Meaningful Benefit

Abstract: Class actions are procedural devices that are controversial because they purport to bind absent class members without their express consent or participation. They have a DNA of their own, and are, in fact, extraordinary procedural vehicles that serve varying purposes depending on their genre. Some class actions are driven by financial incentives and goals; […] Read more