Class, Do Your Homework: Causation and Damages Methodologies at Certification in Class Actions

In Andriuk v. Merrill Lynch Canada Inc., the Alberta Court of Appeal affirmed a certification judge’s decision that an action, commenced pursuant to Alberta’s Class Proceedings Act, did not meet the requirements for certification of a class proceeding, based on a failure to demonstrate a viable methodology for establishing causation and damages on a class-wide basis.

Supreme Court Receives Nine Merits Briefs in Significant Class Action Tolling Case

Supreme Court Receives Nine Merits Briefs in Significant Class Action Tolling Case

As loyal readers of our blog know, we have been following developments in an important class action case taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court relating to a long-established rule allowing the filing of class action lawsuits to toll statutes of limitations for absent class members.