No Major Canadian Company is Immune from the Risks of a Class Action
There has been a dramatic increase in the number of class actions in Canada over the past few years. The exposure is large and it is increasing. It comes from shareholder rights claims, high profile cases in all sorts of manufacturing sectors and against financial institutions. And now, you can add employment and privacy cases to the list as well. As of June 27, 2012, the Ontario Court of Appeal has allowed overtime employment cases to be tried as class actions, a major new development that will have far-reaching consequences for the Canadian business community. When you add all of the huge new liabilities for corporate executives and directors of Canadian companies, the situation is quite serious.
Is Your Company Really Prepared for These Risks?
Does it know how to proactively deal with a class action—both legally and in the court of public opinion? Find out how major Canadian corporations have battled class action suits. Explore their strategies and tactics and adapt their learning to your company. Learn about the latest trends and the best ways in which to prepare for and manage these risks before they threaten your business. Learn to what to look for in potential class action cases from some of the most experienced in-house counsel and lawyers in both Canada and the United States. Discuss the latest trends with the experts and consider the steps that your company needs to take to protect itself from future litigation. Find out how your actions now can help protect your reputation and bottom line.
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