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Federal Court of Appeal Comments on New Tort of “Publicity Given To Private Life”, Overturns Certification Order

Posted in Class Actions, Data Breach

The Federal Court of Appeal has provided some guidance on the recently-recognized tort of intrusion upon seclusion and the as-yet-unrecognized tort of publicity given to private life. In a class action decision largely reversing a Federal Court certification order, 2016 FCA 191, the Court of Appeal suggested that recognition of the tort of publicity given… → Read More

Proposed Class Action Misses its “Target” in Quebec

Posted in Class Actions, Data Breach, Privacy, Quebec, Retailing

On March 23, 2015, the Superior Court of Québec (per Justice Pinsonnault) granted a motion by Defendant Target Corp. to dismiss a proposed class action related to the 2013 data breach that affected millions of customers in the U.S. and allegedly many hundred thousand in Canada, on the grounds that the Courts of Québec lacked… → Read More

Trends in US Class Actions: More Consumer Class Action Settlements and more Privacy Cases

Posted in Class Actions, Settling

Trends in US Class Actions: More Consumer Class Action Settlements and more Privacy Cases A study by NERA Economic Consulting released July 22, 2014 shows that consumer class action settlements in the US have increased steadily over the past four years (the “Study Period”).  The study also showed that cases relating to privacy violations, specifically… → Read More