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Class Actions in Canada, Second Edition (print + ProView)
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Class Actions in Canada, Second Edition is a respected and comprehensive guide to bringing and defending class actions in Canada

Class Actions in Canada, Second Edition is a respected and comprehensive guide to bringing, defending, and adjudicating class actions in Canada.  This well-organized, easy-to-read text provides detailed analysis emphasizing the practical and tactical issues arising in class action litigation.  It includes examples and direction through analysis of hundreds of class action cases litigated across Canada. 

This important work features:

  • Practical direction and commentary by one of the leading Canadian experts in class action litigation
  • Guidelines for drafting pleadings
  • Expert guidance on the effective use of class actions in different legal areas such as: securities, environmental law, and product liability
  • Analysis of class action case law regarding current topics including managing multiple actions, pre-certification motions, costs and funding
  • Detailed Canada-wide coverage; including the full text of all the class action legislation and local rules from across the country
  • Statistical data on certification outcomes and fee determinations
  • Analysis of all significant class action case law from across Canada (including Quebec)
  • A comprehensive bibliography of class action articles.

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About the Author

The Hon. Mr. Justice Ward Branch was appointed to the British Columbia Supreme Court in 2017. While at the bar, his practice focused on class actions. His text Class Actions in Canada (Thomson Reuters) has been cited with approval by the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as many other courts. He was named Canada’s Class Action Litigator of the Year for 2014 and 2015 by the Benchmark Canada Awards.  He was included in The Best Lawyers in Canada guide as one of the country's top "Bet the Company", insurance, and class action litigators.  He was listed in Lexpert as a leading cross-border litigation counsel. He was counsel in the first class action cases to come before the B.C. Supreme Court and B.C. Court of Appeal. He was retained in over 150 class actions in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, Alberta and B.C. This included acting for the class in the veterans pension case Manuge v. Canada, which recovered over $800 million for injured veterans. While at the bar he acted for both plaintiffs and defendants, and both for and against government.