• Smith v. Inco: Environmental Class Action First
  • August 3, 2010 | Authors: Barry L. Glaspell; Gabrielle K. Kramer
  • Law Firm: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP - Toronto Office
  • The July 6, 2010 decision of the Ontario Superior Court in Smith v. Inco is Canada‚Äôs first environmental class action trial decision from a common law province. The Court awarded $36 million to approximately 7000 property owners for loss in property values attributable to nuisance and strict liability, arising from nickel contamination.