Must-Have New Edition of Defending Class Actions in Canada: A Guide for Defendants

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Continuing to help organizations successfully navigate class action lawsuits, McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the release of the fifth edition of its book Defending Class Actions in Canada: A Guide for Defendants, published by LexisNexis and available for purchase here.

Authored by McCarthy Tétrault’s seasoned class action defence lawyers, this contemporary text serves as a comprehensive guide for businesses exposed to potential or actual class actions and its legal counsel. The guide provides in-depth insight into risk management strategies, trends on a national and international scale, as well as commentary on forthcoming legislative changes to help businesses minimize exposure when complex problems arise.

What’s new in the fifth edition?

  • Commentary on the Law Commission of Ontario’s July 2019 report;
  • Updated discussions on financial services, competition and data breach class actions, as well as mass international tort claims, global classes and absent foreign claimants;
  • New coverage of workplace class actions arising from the alleged misclassification of employees as independent contractors, as well as workplace harassment and discrimination;
  • Discussion of the evolution of third-party funding;
  • New risk management strategies for businesses; and
  • Comparisons between U.S. and Canadian procedure.

Edited by partner and Chair of our National Class Actions Group, Jill Yates, working with contributing authors Kristian Brabander, Alex Cocks, Christopher Hubbard, Jean Lortie, Michael Rosenberg, Kara Smyth, Sean Smyth, Isabelle Vendette, as well as Katherine Booth, Dorothy Charach, Tim Froese, Amanda Gravel, Valerie Lafond, Samuel Lepage, Catherine Martin, Jean-Philippe Mathieu, Vivian Ntiri, Eric Pellegrino, Grace Waschuk, Patrick Williams and firm alumni John Brown, Michael O’Brien, Scott Robinson and Ryan MacIsaac.

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