McCarthy Tétrault announces the second edition of Defending Class Actions in Canada “the definitive book on how to avoid, manage and defend against class actions”


December 14, 2007


Elaine J. Adair
Donald Bisson
John P. Brown
Glynnis P. Burt
Thomas H. Ferguson
Shaun E. Finn
David I.W. Hamer
Brandon Kain
F. Paul Morrison
André J. Payeur
Harry Underwood
Caroline Zayid
Elizabeth Stewart

Toronto, December 14, 2007 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the second edition of Defending Class Actions in Canada is now available. This must-have primer includes information about major changes currently transforming class action litigation and provides advice on how to avoid, contest, settle and conduct class action proceedings.

"These days, it’s not unusual to read about multi-billion dollar lawsuits that can potentially bankrupt corporate defendants," says Donald Bisson, Chair of McCarthy Tétrault’s National Class Action Group and one of the book’s 13 authors. "This is a timely and valuable resource for the business community because it combines the advice of several of our lawyers across the country who have extensive and recent experience in this area."

Although a book can never replace sound legal counsel, Defending Class Actions in Canada, 2nd Edition will assist potential class action defendants, risk managers and in-house counsel in understanding new legislation, class action targets and challenges. Published by CCH, the book can be purchased by visiting, calling 1-800-268-4522 or e-mailing 

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