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14th National Symposium on Class Actions

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Agenda

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Faculty List & Biographies

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Multi-jurisdictional Class Actions: What Are Defendants Doing?
Effective Management of Multi-jurisdictional Class Actions: What is a Defendant to Do? (slides)
Ashley L. Paterson,
Bennett Jones LLP
Katherine L. Kay, Stikeman Elliott LLP
Peter J. Pliszka, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Multi-jurisdictional Class Actions: What are Defendants Doing?
Ashley L. Paterson,
Bennett Jones LLP
Katherine L. Kay, Stikeman Elliott LLP
Peter J. Pliszka, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

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Post Certification but Pre-Trial…
Post Certification but Pre-Trial… (slides)
Charles M. Wright
Siskinds LLP
Brad W. Dixon, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Jill M. Lawrie, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Louis Sokolov, Sotos LLP

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The Latest in Competition Law Class Actions
Umbrella Purchasers: The Plaintiffs’ Perspective
Linda Visser,
Siskinds LLP
Bridget Moran, Siskinds LLP

How Should Umbrella Purchasers Be Dealt with in Canada?
Dr. A. Neil Campbell,
McMillian LLP
Mirna Kaddis, McMillian LLP

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Privacy Class Actions
“Once More Unto the Breach”: How Privacy Rights and the Vulnerability of Data are Shaping Class Actions in Quebec
Shaun E. Finn,
BCF, Business Law
Marie-Christine Levasseur, BCF, Business Law

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Certification Decisions in Common Law Misrepresentation
Case Summaries
Andrew P. Wilson,
JSS Barristers

Case Summaries
David Outerbridge,
Torys LLP

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Use of Class Actions to Effect Regulatory/Political Change
Use of Class Actions to Effect Regulatory/Political Change (slides)
Jasminka Kalajdzic
Associate Professor & Associate Dean, University of Windsor
Raymond F. Wagner, Q.C., Wagners
Joe Fiorante, Q.C., Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman LLP
Joseph J. Arvay, Q.C., Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP

Class Actions and the Charter
Joseph J. Arvay, Q.C., Farris,
Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP
David W.-L. Wu, Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP

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Settlement Approvals – Process & Materials
Class Actions Settlements: A Judicial Perspective (slides)
The Hon. John D. Rooke,
Associate Chief Justice, Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta

Class Actions Settlements: A Judicial Perspective
The Hon. John D. Rooke,
Associate Chief Justice, Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta

Settlement Process
Paul Vickery,
Formerly Senior General Counsel, Department of Justice, Litigation Branch

The Disclosure Problematique: Recent Trends in Class Action Settlement Approvals
David Sterns,
Sotos LLP
Mohsen Seddigh, Sotos LLP

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Ethics: Conflicts, Referral Fees & Advertising
Ethics: Conflicts, Referral Fees & Advertising (slides)
Ward K. Branch, Q.C.,
Branch MacMaster LLP
Michael A. Eizenga, Bennett Jones LLP
Malcolm M. Mercer, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

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Notes