June 2024 - Sotos Class Actions

Leveling the Playing Field: How Canada’s Competition Act Changes May Benefit Consumers

By Maria Arabella Robles In an era where corporate giants dominate markets, having strong regulatory frameworks to ensure fair competition is crucial. Recognizing this need, the latest proposed amendments to Canada’s Competition Act will allow consumers and smaller businesses to effectively challenge anti-competitive practices. Yesterday, on June 20, 2024, Bill C-59—also known as the Fall […]

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Want Litigation Reform in Ontario? Ditch the Adverse Costs Rule

By David Sterns As the Ontario government embarks on a significant overhaul of the Rules of Civil Procedure, this is a good time to reconsider the entrenched presumption of adverse costs in our legal system. For centuries, the “loser pays” rule has been a cornerstone of civil litigation in Ontario and other common law jurisdictions, […]

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