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North-American Colloquium : The Class Action Effect / From the Legislator’s Imagination to Today’s Uses and Practices

THE CLASS ACTION EFFECT FROM THE LEGISLATOR’S IMAGINATION TO TODAY’S USES AND PRACTICES GUEST OF HONOUR :  The Honourable Justice Richard Wagner, Supreme Court of Canada Organisation : Class Actions Lab, Université de Montréal In Collaboration with : Center on Civil Justice, NYU School of Law ABSTRACT The modern class action was born in North America more than […] Read more



À tous les étudiants d’une université canadienne :  ———- Dans le cadre du colloque intitulé L’effet de l’action collective: de l’imagination du législateur aux usages et pratiques d’aujourd’hui organisé par le Laboratoire sur les actions collectives en collaboration avec le Center for Civil Justice, New York University School of Law (NYU) qui se tiendra le vendredi 19 mai […] Read more


The 2017 Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize

VIA : IRWIN LAW Harvey T. Strosberg, Q.C., Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Class Action Review, and Irwin Law Inc. are pleased to announce the fourteenth annual Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize competition. The prize of $10,000 is awarded to an outstanding student paper on Canadian class actions. Eligibility All Canadian university students enrolled in an undergraduate, […] Read more


Public Financiers as Overseers of Class Proceedings

In this paper, I will discuss Canadian class litigation funding by way of comparison to the American system and to various proposals for reform. I will argue that Quebec’s provincial government assistance fund is most effective as a funding mechanism and as an oversight body, and could serve as a model for reform of other […] Read more


The Ethical Challenges of Lawyers Involved in Class Actions and Their Claims Distribution Practices

This paper will examine the ethical dilemmas arising in the class action litigation and settlement contexts, specifically relative to claims administration and class recovery. Empirical data is scarce and it is accordingly difficult to know what are the participation and claims rates in class actions, how attorney fees are calculated, what the incentives are within […] Read more


Le recours collectif à la croisée des systèmes et des traditions : « monstre de Frankenstein » ou modèle rêvé de procédure collective?

Dans le cadre des activités de l’Association québécoise de droit comparé, les professeure Catherine Piché, chercheure au CRDP, et professeure Nathalie Vézina de la Faculté de droit de l’Université de Sherbrooke, organisent le colloque intitulé «Le recours collectif à la croisée des systèmes et des traditions : « monstre de Frankenstein » ou modèle rêvé de procédure collective?» présidé par l’honorable Marie-France […] Read more