4th Annual Class Action Colloquium (Archived Video Stream) 

Dec. 3, 2012
Toronto Online


This is the archived version of a program presented on December 3, 2012.  This will not become available until 2 weeks after the orginal program date.  To order this format please click on the "REGISTER NOW" button.   

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Class Proceedings Act. More than ever, the class action litigation landscape is rapidly evolving. New decisions are released on an almost weekly basis making it critical for practitioners to remain up to date.  At this year's Colloquium, the OBA Class Actions Section has gathered together a panel of experts to review the 10 key cases from the last 20 years and explain why they are still relevant.  Speakers will also share their views on the top decisions of 2012 in securities, anti-trusts, product liability and employment class actions. Our popular panel of general counsel is back to share their insights and economists will discuss their increasingly important role in many class actions across the country. Don't miss once again hearing from a panel of judges about the pressing issues in class proceedings today. 

Program Chairs:

Sylvie Rodrigue, Norton Rose Canada LLP
Kirk M. Baert, Koskie Minsky LLP


Top 10 Cases of the Last 20 Years

Moderator: Kirk Baert, Koskie Minsky LLP
Margaret L. Waddell,
Paliare Roland Rosenberg LLP
Paul Martin,
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
James Woods,
Woods LLP - Montreal


The Use of Experts at the Certification Stage, Useful or Overkill?

Doug Lennox, Klein Lyons
Glenn Zakaib, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP


Update on the Evidentiary Threshold at Certification

Robin Linley, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Celeste Poltak,
,Koskie Minsky LLP


Recent Development in Employment Class Actions

Patricia (Trish) Jackson, Torys LLP
David O’Connor, Roy Elliott O'Connor LLP


Keynote Luncheon Address (Lunch Provided)

Professor Janet Walker, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University


Recent Developments in Product Liability Cases

Joel Rochon, Rochon Genova LLP
Randy Sutton,
Norton Rose Canada LLP


Trial of the Common Issues and the Use of Graphic Evidence

Jonathan Foreman, Harrison and Pensa LLP - London
Gordon McKee, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP


Recent Development in Consumer Class Actions

John Brown, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Jay Strosberg,
Sutts, Strosberg LLP


Recent Developments in Competition Class Actions

Sandra Forbes, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
Charles Wright, Siskinds LLP - London


General Counsel's Views

Stephen Scholtz, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, CIBC
Melanie Schweizer, Senior Counsel, Litigation, Bell Canada - Mississauga


Panel of Judges

The Honorable Chantal Corriveau, Superior Court of Justice - Quebec
The Honourable Joan L. Lax, Superior Court of Justice
The Honorable George R. Strathy, Superior Court of Justice

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