Highlights / lawsuit

Health, Internet, Science & Technology

Multi-million dollar class-action settlement for vaginal mesh

Hundreds of Canadian women have been awarded a settlement of $21.5 million related to a medical device called ‘trans-vaginal mesh”. The polypropylene screen is used to as a sort of sling to support and treat stress urinary incontinence or pelvic »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

“Extinct” Indigenous group fights for recognition

Canada’s Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of an American indigenous man who claims to be a descendant of the Sinixt First Nation, formerly of British Columbia. The problem is that the Canadian government declared the group “extinct” »

Health, International, Society

Major vaping product company facing lawsuit in Canada

Two men have filed a notice of claim against Juul Labs Canada and  Juul Labs Inc. saying they were mislead about the safety of vaping, and the e-cigarette firm targets minors with misleading advertising. The papers have been filed in »

Health, International, Politics, Society

Opioid crisis: What effect from a major court decision against drug company

Every day people in Canada and the U.S. are dying from drug overdoses, most of which are connected to opioids. Now, an Oklahoma judge has made what is considered a landmark decision against a drug manufacturer holding them responsible. Johnson »

Society

Drug companies sued over opioid addictions

A Toronto law firm has commenced a class action lawsuit against 28 pharmaceutical companies on behalf of people who were prescribed and became addicted to opioids. It is seeking $1.1 billion in damages in Ontario Superior Court. In the past, »

International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Court case launched over privacy issues in ‘smart city’

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association has filed a lawsuit over plans to build a high-tech neighbourhood in downtown Toronto that would be equipped to collect multiple kinds of data on people there.  Sidewalk Labs, a sister company of Google, plans »

Politics

Opposition leader dares Trudeau to follow through on libel threat

The leader of Canada’s Official Opposition is challenging Justin Trudeau to follow through on a threat to sue him over his assertion that the prime minister politically interfered with the criminal prosecution of Montreal engineering giant SNC-Lavalin. Speaking at a »

Economy, Health, International, Society

Credit protection for tobacco giant following lawsuit decision

The big Canadian unit of one of the world’s major tobacco firms, Japan Tobacco Inc. (JTI), has been granted creditor protection following a courth ruling against big tobacco. This month the Quebec Court of Appeal upheld a class-action lawsuit filed »

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous

Canada sued for failure to protect caribou habitat

Environmental and Indigenous groups have filed a lawsuit against the Canadian government for failing to protect the critical habitat of five boreal caribou herds in the western province of Alberta. These animals are in decline across Canada mainly because of »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Society

Lawsuit allowed against video lottery terminals

A legal case in the Atlantic province of Newfoundland and Labrador could have major implications right across the country. An appeals court judge in the province has ruled a class-action lawsuit against the Crown-owned Atlantic Lottery Corporation regarding video lottery »