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
The colloquium in a few images…
CLASS ACTIONS LAB COLLOQUIUM HELD ON MAY 19th 2017 Class Actions Lab 2017 Team Read more
#ThrowbackThursday : Prof. Catherine Piché @ NYU 2015 Fall Conference (Panel 3 : Litigation Funding)
Une autorisation à l’autorisation ?
Par William Trépanier Alors qu’environ une action collective sur quatre au Québec est soutenue par le Fonds d’aide aux actions collectives, l’accès à cette aide financière peut être déterminant quant à la concrétisation d’un recours devant les tribunaux. En outre, la décision d’octroyer ou non une aide financière se doit de concilier deux enjeux […] Read more
REPOST / House Republicans Move Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act Forward (via ClassAction.org)
VIA CLASSACTION.ORG / Article by Corrado Rizzi After hours of debate—and with no hearings held on the matter before it quickly cleared the House Judiciary Committee on February 15—the Republican-controlled United States House of Representatives Thursday passed Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s H.R. 985, the misleadingly titled Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017. Coupled with the […] Read more