B.C. Court of Appeal Provides Guidance on the Enforceability of Class Action Waiver Clauses Post-Uber v. Heller

In Uber Technologies Inc. v. Heller, 2020 SCC 16 (summarized here), the Supreme Court of Canada set out an analytical framework for determining the enforceability of an arbitration clause in a standard form services contract. More recently, in Pearce v. 4 Pillars Consulting Group Inc., 2021 BCCA 198 the B.C. Court of Appeal applied this framework to a class action waiver clause in a standard form consumer agreement. Pearce illustrates that, post-Heller, the enforceability of such a clause is suspect. Please see our summary of Pearce on the Canadian Appeals Monitor.

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