Ms Christine A Carron

Christine A Carron

Updates

Competition & Antitrust

Bar orders in price-fixing class action settlements: the uncertainty continues
Canada | 22 September 2011

Although bar orders have become a mainstay in the settlement of complex multi-party litigation, including price-fixing cases, a recent Supreme Court's decision leaves unanswered the question of whether a non-settling defendant has a right to seek contribution and indemnity from a settling defendant for Competition Act and intentional tort claims.

Product Regulation & Liability

Safe Food for Canadians Act passes third reading
Canada | 13 December 2012

The Safe Food for Canadians Act has passed its third reading in the House of Commons and now awaits royal assent. The act, which consolidates four key pieces of legislation, includes a mechanism for formalising and strengthening the controls applicable to imported foods and a prohibition on the sale of foods that have been recalled by federal order.