Quebec court refuses to certify Equifax class action

It is proving difficult for plaintiffs to get a data breach class action certified in Quebec. The latest attempt in Li c. Equifax inc., 2019 QCCS 4340 fell flat. The Quebec Superior Court refused to certify a class action arising… Read More ›

Covert DNA data banks in Canada: Quebec Court of Appeal is split

“Is the state free to collect the DNA of persons under suspicion of criminal activity by tricking them into giving up their DNA, keeping those samples indefinitely and using them as they see fit, without any prior authorization and without… Read More ›

Free trials and deceptive trade practices

Earlier this week, I wrote about an interesting development in Quebec regarding the interpretation of section 230(c) of the Quebec Consumer Protection Act. A Quebec court concluded that this provision did not require a merchant to obtain the fresh agreement… Read More ›

Free trials, introductory offers and negative option billing

An interesting decision of the Quebec Superior Court of Justice came out this year throwing cold water on a class action by consumers in Quebec against well-known telecommunication companies and online media service providers. The case is interesting because it… Read More ›

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