BLOG / L’affaire Volkswagen : Une révolution pour les actions collectives en droit de l’environnement?
By : Alexandre Csuzdi Vallée French version only L’affaire Volkswagen ne nécessite plus de présentation. Le constructeur automobile allemand s’est fait pincer après avoir équipé certaines de ses voitures d’un dispositif permettant de fausser les statistiques d’émissions polluantes. Comme on pouvait le présager, des actions collectives ont été lancées à Montréal au nom des propriétaires et […] Read more
Comparative Law : An Empirical Study of Australia’s Class Action Regimes
An Empirical Study of Australia’s Class Action Regimes Fifth Report: The First Twenty-Five Years of Class Actions in Australia Please find HERE the fifth report issued as part of an empirical study of Australia’s class action regime, conducted by professor Vince Morabito (Monash University – Department of Business Law and Taxation). Abstract : March 2017 marked the 25th […] Read more
New prof. Catherine Piché’s publication entitled “Class Action Value”
Find HERE the full PDF version of prof. Catherine Piché’s most recent publication in the collective Fifty Years of Class Actions — A Global Perspective (Theoritical Inquiries in Law, vol 19, no 1), entitled Class Action Value. This Article attempts to clarify a proposition of certain Canadian authors that while class actions represent a signi […] Read more
Professor Piché cited by the Ontario Superior Court in Class Action Case
On January 9th 2018, prof. Catherine Piché’s doctoral thesis was cited by Justice Morgan of the Ontario Superior Court in bread price-fixing class action case.  At that stage, it may become relevant to consider whether it is appropriate that part of any settlement payment by Loblaw be composed of a $25 card that can […] Read more
BLOG : The Authorization Stage in Quebec’s Class Action: Useful or a Mere Formality?
By : Jessica Fruchtermann & Katerina Kostopoulos In theory, the authorization stage represents a crucial part of any class action proceeding. Pursuant to Article 574 of Quebec’s Code of Civil Procedure [hereinafter “C.C.P.”], a person is required to obtain court approval before instituting a class action. Essentially, the judge must determine whether the four cumulative criteria outlined […] Read more
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Guest Prof. Jasminka Kalajdzic discussed ethics along with Justice Pierre C. Gagnon from Superior Court of Quebec @Seminar on Comparative Class Actions
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Seminar on Comparative Class Actions in action : First live collaborative class with the Tilburg University and the Universidad de Chile !
A great success! Read more
The Class Actions Lab in Action : A special guest at the Seminar on Comparative Class Actions, Mtre Shaun Finn from BCF Avocats
Warm thanks to Mtre Finn for joining us during the Seminar on Comparative Class Actions offered by Professor Catherine Piché during this semester. Read more
Professor Piché latest article in the Canadian Bar Review : Le Recouvrement et l’Indemnisation des Membres dans l’Action Collective
Find here the latest article of professor Catherine Piché in the Canadian Bar Review. LE RECOUVREMENT ET L’INDEMNISATION DES MEMBRES DANS L’ACTION COLLECTIVE Summary : This article aims to analyze, the process that leads to the recovery and distribution of amounts awarded to class action members, in accordance with the relevant sections of the new Code […] Read more
News from the Class Actions Lab!
Summer has arrived, and students at the Lab are getting back to hard work! Research A team of four students is now working on different research projects related to class actions. A collection of empirical data is currently underway, and our team is moving from courthouse to courthouse to find information. Collaboration You can read HERE […] Read more