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National Judicial Institute – National Programs Descriptions

Class Actions Seminar: A National Forum on Taming the Multi-Jurisdictional Class Action

Overview


This seminar, a national forum for judges from across Canada who hear class action proceedings, was an update on current issues in class action law with a focus on multi- jurisdictional class actions.

Objectives

The central theme of the course was co-ordination of regional, national, and global class actions and how to manage and adjudicate a multiplicity of proceedings in class actions.

Summary

Led by experienced judges and academics, participants discussed the underlying purposes of class actions and practical approaches to multi-jurisdictional actions. Sessions included: class actions and access to justice, case managing multi-jurisdictional class actions, avoiding multiplicity of proceedings, carriage motions and stays, and approval and administration of settlements in multi-jurisdictional class actions.

Date

May 8th 2018

Number of Participants

16

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