Annual Report 2017/2018

  • July 05, 2018

Summary of Meetings: Class Action

Number of Meetings Held: 4

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Guest Speaker: James Sullivan - Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Meeting Title/Topic: Cy-près Awards
Synopsis: James Sullivan hosted a session on the use of cy-près awards in distributing class action proceeds, and recent court commentary on the issue. Jim Sullivan is a partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP and has a wealth of experience in class action litigation. He was also the 2017 Class Actions Committee Chair for the Law Foundation.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Guest Speaker: Michael Mooney, Vice President & General Manager of CGC
Meeting Title/Topic: Class Action Administration in Practice
Synopsis: Michael Mooney, head of GCG’s Canadian class action administration team, will gave a talk on issues that arise in notice and claims administration that affect both defendants and plaintiffs.

Friday, April 6, 2018
Guest Speaker: Peter Lawless, Ministry of the Attorney General of British Columbia
Luciana Brasil, Branch MacMaster LLP
Meeting Title/Topic: Health Care Costs Recovery National Class Actions Protocol
Synopsis: Peter Lawless, Ministry of the Attorney General of British Columbia, and Luciana Brasil, Branch MacMaster LLP, provided an overview of the proposed Health Care Costs Recovery National Class Actions Protocol. A discussion followed.

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Guest Speaker: Rebecca Spigelman, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes);
Jake Cabott, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG)
Meeting Title/Topic: 2017/2018 Round-up: a Review of the Year’s significant BC Class Action Decisions
Synopsis: A review of the past year's most important class action decisions and trends.

Comments and Observations of the Chair