At one time, the standard defendants’ response to a class action was to prepare to resist certification, with the expectation that if the case was certified, settlement negotiations would follow to avoid the expense and risk of a trial.
Recently, however, there have been a number of “game-changing” legal developments that have challenged this conventional wisdom. New strategies are available to defendants to avoid class actions through risk management, defeat class actions prior to certification, oppose certification successfully, move for summary judgment and win class actions on their merits at trial. As Canada’s leading class actions firm, BLG has been at the forefront of these developments. Across the country, BLG has been making new law and creating innovative and cutting edge strategies to better serve our clients in a rapidly-evolving legal environment. During this seminar, we will share our newest insights and highlight the latest trends.
Please respond by November 21, 2022.
BC | This course has been accredited for 2.0 hour. Course name: Class Action Updates: National Seminar. Course number: N22112022.
ON | This program is eligible for 2.0 Substantive Hours.
QC | Please note, the concept of "recognition" or "accreditation" has been abolished. By doing this, the Barreau is trying to make it easier for lawyers to claim mandatory CLE credits without a formal accreditation process. It is now up to individual lawyers to determine the eligibility of a training activity and to declare the hours in their “Dossier de formation en ligne”.