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Environmental Class Actions in Canada
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Environmental Class Actions in Canada strengthens your research with fresh insight into the high-profile issues in environmental class actions

André Durocher’s key new work Environmental Class Actions in Canada provides exclusive and authoritative coverage of prominent environmental litigation. Environmental issues are subject to intense scrutiny by the news media and come with high reputational risk to businesses and government entities.

Mr. Durocher, a leading practitioner in class action litigation and environmental law, approaches this complex field by reviewing the foundation of class action law in Canada and discussing its specific application to environmental issues.

Class action litigation is thoroughly explored, including how it works, the specific stages of such an action, and what every stage requires. The author also examines how environmental class actions have succeeded or failed and why. He analyzes the specific risks associated with this type of litigation, including key issues that can lead to legal liability.

This comprehensive new work will provide you with a complete exposé of relevant issues, such as:

  • How to handle specific contamination issues
  • How procedural aspects of environmental class actions impact time and budgets
  • The most common issues likely to be certified, including punitive and compensatory damages
  • When to move from a defensive mode to a settlement mode
Additional information: Table of Contents (PDF) and Brochure (PDF)
About the Author

André Durocher practises in the areas of class actions, environmental law, energy law, and Aboriginal law. André is an experienced litigator and defends clients before the civil and penal courts and administrative tribunals. He has defended clients during class actions in the areas of environmental, consumer protection, competition, food, energy, pension plans, municipal, and Aboriginal law. He represents pharmaceutical laboratories, railways, airlines, manufacturers, municipalities, and motor racing organizations.

André defends companies charged with penal environmental offences or subject to administrative remedies, such as actions to revoke environmental permits. He is also asked to intervene in connection with injunctions and Aboriginal land claims. André has co-authored works on class actions and is recognized throughout Canada as a leading lawyer in his areas of practice.