Accessing Justice: Appraising Class Actions Ten Years After Dutton, Hollick&; Rumley
The Supreme Court of Canada's 2001 decisions in Dutton, Hollick and Rumley entrenched class actions as an important element of our civil justice architecture. Between them, the trilogy has been cited with approval in over 1100 cases and has continued to become a point of reference for further studies in class actions.
Fifteen leading scholars and class action lawyers, from Canada and abroad, discuss the aims of class action litigation, the extent to which access to justice has been advanced, and how we can maximize class actions' access to justice potential. Thoughtful and informed, this collection of conference papers is a must read for all class action litigators, judges and policymakers.
Jasminka Kalajdzic joined the Faculty of Law in 2009 after twelve years in private practice as a civil litigator. Her current research focuses on three areas: access to justice; class actions; and the legal issues related to national security, including human rights and the laws of evidence. She has published a number of peer-reviewed articles on judicial approaches to settlement standards in class actions, national security privilege, and access to justice mechanisms for wrongfully accused terrorism suspects.
Professor Kalajdzic has presented her research at a number of conferences, including Stanford University, the University of Toronto, and the University of Ottawa. She organized the first academic conference in Canada on class action law, "Accessing Justice: Appraising Class Actions Ten Years After Dutton, Hollick & Rumley", held at the University of Windsor in March 2011. She is the Canadian representative in an International Research Collaborative on Collective Litigation, and will be presenting at the fifth annual Globalization of Class Actions conference in The Hague in December 2011.
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