Defending Class Actions in Canada: A Guide for Defendants, 5th Edition
This publication is Canada's top resource for enterprises exposed to potential or actual class actions and for the lawyers who represent them.
Any company doing business in Canada is at risk of being named as a defendant in a class action and, if named, may encounter courts enthusiastic to apply class actions law to benefit plaintiffs. This book arms defendants for this risk: it outlines the procedural machinery of Canadian class actions and the law that governs them, provides strategic analysis on managing the risks they entail, and explains the most important recent developments and trends on a national and international scale.
The greatest strength of the book derives from its authorship by seasoned class action defence lawyers at McCarthy Tétrault, who practise as members of a national class actions defence practice group with particular expertise in multi-jurisdictional cases.
Who Should Read This Book
- Class action lawyers, litigation lawyers and insurance defence lawyers – comprehensive and quick guide on class action lawsuits
- Corporate legal and government legal departments – to defend against class action lawsuits against the company they represent
Table of contents
Chapter 1: What are class actions?
Chapter 2: Risk factors and general trends
Chapter 3: Protecting businesses from class actions
Chapter 4: What do I do after I receive a class action claim?
Chapter 5: Certification and beyond
Chapter 6: What do I need to know about multijurisdictional issues?
Chapter 7: What do I need to know about settlement?
Chapter 8: What do I need to know about costs, fees and disbursements?
Chapter 9: How do class actions in Canada compare to those in the U.S.?
Chapter 10: Conclusion