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HTMLNot So Fast - Seventh Circuit Rejects Radio Shack’s FACTA Class Action Settlement
Eric E. Hudson; Butler Snow LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 17, 2014, previously published on October 8, 2014
In Redman v. RadioShack Corp., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 18181 (7th Cir. Sept. 19, 2014), the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals joined a recent line of cases rejecting proposed class action settlements because the value provided to class members was overshadowed by the fee allocated to plaintiff’s...

 

Adobe PDFThe Video Protection Privacy Act: Risks And Considerations When Enabling A “Like” Button On Web-Based Video Content
Charles E. "Chuckie" Harris; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014
In a recent seminal decision in the action In re: Hulu Privacy Litigation (“Hulu”), No. C 11-03764 LB (N.D. Cal. filed June 17, 2014), the Northern District of California denied class certification, without prejudice, to a putative class alleging that, when they pressed a...

 

HTMLSCC Maintains Permissive View of Quebec Class Actions and confirms the Consumer Protection Act applies to Bank Conversion Charges
Shaun Emery Finn; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 8, 2014, previously published on September 22, 2014
In Bank of Montreal v. Marcotte, 2014 SCC 55, the Supreme Court dismissed appeals brought by various banks contesting the applicability of the Quebec Consumer Protection Act (“CPA”) to conversion charges charged by banks of foreign currency transactions. The Court concluded that certain...

 

HTMLA Rare Decertification Decision from the BCCA Stands: No Leave to Appeal Wakelam
Jill Yates; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 8, 2014, previously published on September 5, 2014
The Supreme Court of Canada yesterday refused the plaintiff’s application for leave to appeal the British Columbia Court of Appeal’s decertification decision in Wakelam v. Wyeth et al. Wakelam is a claim against various manufacturers of children’s cough and cold medication for...

 

HTMLLower Cost Awards in Class Actions: What Does it Mean for Access to Justice?
Alexandra Teodorescu; Blaney McMurtry LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 7, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014
The general rule in civil cases is that “costs follow the event.” In other words, the losing party pays a portion of the legal costs of the successful party. This rule also applies to class actions and is codified in section 31 of the Class Proceedings Act, 1992.

 

HTMLDie Another Day: SCC Adjourns Appeal of National Class Actions Decision Sine Die
Katherine A. Booth; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 26, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014
Followers of Canadian class actions law will have longer to wait for a decision in the much anticipated appeal from the Manitoba Court of Appeal’s decision in Meeking v. Cash Store Inc. et al., 2013 MBCA 81. The appeal, which was scheduled to be heard on January 12, 2015 and expected to bring...

 

HTMLOntario Court Certifies Franchise Encroachment Claim as Class Action
Sarit E. Batner, Helen Fotinos, Adam Ship, Thomas N.T. Sutton, Tyler Wentzell; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 26, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently certified a class action by dealers of a home furnishings company in 1291079 Ontario Limited v. Sears Canada Inc.

 

HTMLSCC Maintains Permissive View of Quebec Class Actions and confirms the Consumer Protection Act applies to Bank Conversion Charges
Shaun Emery Finn; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 26, 2014, previously published on September 22, 2014
In Bank of Montreal v. Marcotte, 2014 SCC 55, the Supreme Court dismissed appeals brought by various banks contesting the applicability of the Quebec Consumer Protection Act (“CPA”) to conversion charges charged by banks of foreign currency transactions. The Court concluded that certain...

 

HTMLThe Marcotte Decision: The Supreme Court of Canada Rules Against Banks in Provincial Consumer Protection Class Action
David T. Neave, Rebecca R. von Rüti; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 22, 2014
On September 19, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “Court”) ruled in Bank of Montreal v. Marcotte (“Marcotte”) that Quebec’s consumer protection legislation is applicable to federally regulated banks such that it provides the basis for consumer class actions in...

 

HTMLEmployment Law Summer Recap 2014: Part 4 of 11 - Chris Pratt and Unexpected Surprises in Hollywood and the World of California Employment Law
Michael S. Arnold; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 18, 2014
This summer, those (31?) of us who watched Chris Pratt steal scene after scene in Parks & Recreation saw him ripen into the star we always hoped he’d become. First he charmed audiences as the voice of Emmett in the Lego Movie (you know, the one that easily broke the record for most...

 


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