Jan 20, 2014
Concerns about self-dealing by plaintiffs’ counsel and the dangers of third party funding permeate the Law Commission of Ontario’s recent announcement of a sweeping framework for an ambitious review of the province’s class action legislation.
Christopher Naudie, of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, says sides of the bar will welcome the review.
“The law commission signalled that it is going to explore the full waterfront of issues relating to class actions practice in Ontario,” he says. “Given that it has been over 20 years since the original passage of the act in 1992, it is certainly time for a refresh to consider whether the act is meeting its original goals.”
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