Class actions have now been authorized by Alberta legislation since 2004, although class actions had been allowed in Alberta prior to the 2004 Class Proceedings Act. Course actions are complicated, specialized and costly litigation and clients involved with course actions would be best served by solicitors who possess substantial experience with their own features.
McLennan Ross attorneys have actually years of expertise with class actions and their predecessor procedures, that have offered them the information to guide you through the numerous unique and issues that are complex happen. we could work with you with all the strategic and financial, along with the legal, choices that must definitely be taken through this course of a course continuing to manage cost and risk while protecting your passions.
General counsel of a few of the biggest organizations in Canada choose McLennan Ross as Alberta counsel in big, complex and class that is multijurisdictional. Our considerable experience encompasses both the Plaintiff and Defendant part of course actions, and our attorneys have already been involved in every part of the specific litigation pre-certification disputes, certification as a class proceeding, instance administration, common dilemmas test, settlement and Court approval, and circulation of profits to course users.
You should keep in mind that we recognize the many benefits of alternative dispute resolution approaches whenever feasible. We’ve, as an example, assisted customers in resolving complex course procedures through multiparty mediation procedures. We now have experience in working with course actions in a range that is wide of, including:
McLennan Ross ended up being counsel for the Defendant audit firm associated with this course action brought against it plus the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) pertaining to the failure of home financing loan business. McLennan Ross ended up being effective in getting the Court purchase that the problem could perhaps not continue as a course action after which effectively defended the problem at test, along with counsel for Alberta Justice defending the ASC.
Anderson v. Pan-Alberta Gas/NOVA
McLennan Ross represented Pan-Alberta petrol (PAG), a wholly owned subsidiary of NOVA, regarding the a large claim brought against PAG by a number of big gas manufacturers. The allegation had been a breach of fiduciary responsibility by PAG, a fuel aggregator, additionally the damages reported were into the tens of vast amounts. The claim encompassed operations throughout North America by PAG, and involved considerable document manufacturing. We were needed to talk to professionals in Calgary, Washington and Houston. We effectively sent applications for A purchase which required the Plaintiffs to continue using the action as a course continuing on behalf of most gasoline manufacturers in Alberta who provided gasoline to PAG. The action settled shortly thereafter.
Betthel et al v. Lord Conrad Ebony McLennan Ross acted for starters of this Defendants in this course action introduced Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec, alleging that Lord Ebony and Hollinger involved in a true wide range of deals that have been incorrect and operated towards the prejudice associated with the minority investors of Hollinger. After an initial application in Saskatchewan regarding jurisdiction, the Plaintiffs discontinued as against our customer.
Bruley v. Instaloans Financial Solution Centres McLennan Ross acted when it comes to Defendants in this course action commenced in Ontario against a loan that is payday, that has been fixed included in the general settlement of course procedures against our consumers in every jurisdictions, with the exception of British Columbia (see Downey and Tschritter below).
Condominium Corporation Surbey et al McLennan Ross acted for the true wide range of Defendants in a course action where in actuality the representative Plaintiff purported to create an action on the part of all people who own a 500 product condominium complex in Fort McMurray. The Court unearthed that the class proceeding as proposed had been basically failed and flawed to give official official official certification.
Delf v. Merit Energy McLennan Ross represented the auditors of Merit Energy, an oil that is public gasoline business which had become insolvent. Actions had been commenced in Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta. The action had been settled after examinations for development and a mediation that is lengthy, over which George Adams, Q.C., presided. The Alberta settlement, authorized by the Court, had been affirmed by Court instructions in Ontario and British Columbia.
Downey v. Instaloans Financial possibilities Centres McLennan Ross acted when it comes to Defendants in this course action commenced in Ontario against a payday financial institution, that has been fixed within the overall settlement of this Ontario and Alberta course procedures against our customers. The settlement agreements had been authorized by the Courts in Ontario and Alberta.