The Law of Class Actions in Canada
By: The Honourable Warren K. Winkler, Q.C., B.A., LL.M., LL.D. (Hon.), Paul M. Perell, B.A., LL.B., LL.M., Ph.D., L.S.M., Professor Jasminka Kalajdzic, B.A., LL.B., LL.M., Alison M. Warner, B.A. (Hon.), LL.B., LL.M.
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-88804-728-1
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: Approximately 420 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: hardcover
Publication Date: 2014-12-31
Publisher: Canada Law Book
Price: $156.00

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Description
Class actions are increasingly playing a significant role in providing access to justice to people who have experienced a common wrong. The volume of class actions jurisprudence in Canada has increased exponentially in recent years. Containing insights from two of the foremost Canadian class action jurists and a leading academic in the field, this text offers a comprehensive review of the ever-expanding law of class actions from trial and appellate courts across Canada. This text is a one-stop resource for practitioners, judges and academics looking for a current, comprehensive treatment of the law of class actions in an accessible and well-organized manner.
About the Author
The Honourable Warren K. Winkler, Q.C., B.A., LL.M., LL.D. (Hon.) was appointed Chief Justice of Ontario in June 2007, following 14 years as a trial judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, where he held a range of judicial administration portfolios. He judicially mediated many large national and international disputes, including: Air Canada Restructuring; Walkerton Tainted Water; Ontario Hydro and Power Workers; Windsor-Michigan Tunnel. He has heard major class action proceedings involving: Hepatitis C; Breast Implants; Tobacco; Walkerton Tainted Water; Mad Cow Disease, and Native Residential Schools. As Regional Senior Justice for the Toronto Region (2004-2007), he was the catalyst for a forward-thinking Practice Direction and Rule reform that was to profoundly improve access to fair, timely and affordable Civil Litigation for the users of the civil justice system in Toronto.

Prior to his appointment as a judge, his Honour practised law at Montgomery, Cassels, Somers, Dutton and was a founding partner of Winkler, Filion and Wakely in Toronto. Chief Justice Winkler is the co-founding editor of The Labour Law Journal, consulting editor of Labour Arbitration Cases (Canada Law Book) co-author of Willis & Winkler on Leading Labour Cases 2010 (Canada Law Book) and editor of O'Brien's Encyclopedia of Forms - Labour Relations and Employment, Division VII (Canada Law Book).
The Honourable Warren K. Winkler retired as Chief Justice of Ontario in December 2013.

Paul M. Perell, B.A., LL.B., LL.M., Ph.D., L.S.M., a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, was appointed to the Bench in May 2005. He is also adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. Prior to his appointment, Justice Perell was a partner at WeirFoulds LLP, where he practiced civil litigation and legal research. He was awarded the Ontario Bar Association's Award for Excellence in Real Estate, the James L. Lewtas Professorship in Commercial Law at Osgoode Hall Law School, and the David W. Mundell Medal for excellence in legal writing.
Professor Jasminka Kalajdzic, B.A.,LL.B., LL.M. has been a professor at the University of Windsor Law School since 2009 where she teaches courses on Class Actions and Access to Justice. Prior to joining the law faculty, she spent 12 years in private practice as a civil litigator including at the law firm of Sutts Strosberg LLP, where she practiced in the field of class actions. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, including papers on judicial approaches to settlement standards in class actions, legal ethics and class action praxis, and third party commercial litigation funding. She has presented her research in the field of class actions at numerous conferences, including the 5th Annual Conference on the Globalization of Class Actions and Mass Litigation in the Hague (2011). She is presently serving her second term as a member of the Law Foundation of Ontario's Class Proceedings Committee. She is also a member of the Law Commission of Ontario's Advisory Group for its Class Actions Project.
Alison M. Warner, B.A. (Hon.), LL.B., LL.M. has been a legal counsel at the Court of Appeal for Ontario since 1998. She graduated as the gold medalist from the University of Toronto Law School in 1995 and clerked at the Ontario Court of Appeal in 1995-96. She obtained an LL.M. from New York University as a Hauser Global Scholar. She has assisted the judges of the Court of Appeal on a diverse range of complex civil and criminal appeals spanning almost every area of law, including a large number of precedent-setting class action appeals. In addition to having edited countless judgments, she edited the late George D. Finlayson's book, John J. Robinette, Peerless Mentor: An Appreciation.
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