Breaking new ground, the Federal Court recently certified a proposed privacy class action alleging the novel tort of “publicity given to private life” on the condition that the plaintiffs name an identified representative of the class.
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The Federal Court has recently reiterated the importance of both a properly defined class and a proper representative plaintiff at the certification stage.
The Real Estate Services Act (British Columbia) (“RESA”) creates the regime that requires a person to be licensed prior to being permitted to provide “real estate services” in British Columbia to or on behalf of another, for or in expectation of payment.
We have previously commented on the relatively low evidentiary threshold at the certification stage of class actions in Canada.
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has published a report on money laundering / terrorist financing risks and vulnerabilities associated with gold.
Conducting investigations into allegations of regulatory breaches, fraud or corruption can present serious legal and commercial risk if privilege cannot be asserted over the findings of those investigations.
China has published a draft Cyber Security Law (Draft Law) for public discussion and feedback until 5 August 2015.