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A cautionary tale: Saskatchewan Court refuses to approve $20 million class action settlement

Subject to the outcome of any appeal, Perdikaris v. Purdue Pharma et al., serves as a cautionary tale to class action parties entering into a settlement that they keep in mind the reasonableness of the proposed settlement before concluding it.

 

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Only the clearest release will stop a class action: Superior Court of Québec authorizes class action by former employees against Air Canada

The Court authorized the class action on the basis that it was arguable that Air Canada had deliberately violated the Act by reducing the volume of work sent to Aveos, knowing that this would cause it to cease operations.

 

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Peace of mind may not be priceless: Québec Court of Appeal authorizes extended warranty class action claiming exploitation of the consumer

In this case, by selling extended warranties to consumers on the premise that such warranties allow consumers to avoid having to pay repair costs once the manufacturer’s warranty expires, the proposed class actions alleged that retailers were misleading consumers because under the CPA they would probably still be covered by the legal warranty.

 

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