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What is needed across Canada now is a legal regime that has real consequences for pharmaceutical companies.
"These cases are meant for real complainants and real grievances. There are none in this case."
"Police cannot sweep up scores of people just in the hope that one of the persons captured is a person who they believe is engaged in criminal activity."
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“The research just doesn’t support what they say the product does.”
The Supreme Court of Canada's disappointing decision to reject a class action, launched by Nova Scotians who say their health has been compromised by the notorious Sydney tar ponds, has shed more unflattering light on the state of environmental justice in Canada.
Like many women, I've been cycling through birth control methods like prophylactics, "the pill," "the shot," baby roulette -- which is exactly what it sounds like, and now NuvaRing for more than half my life. Women who delay having children could be on one form of birth control or another for up to 20 years or more. For those who opt out of motherhood altogether, birth control may only end when menopause begins. Really? These are our options?
While the philosophy of why we work continues to evolve and modernize, it still feels like we hold on to the dogma of what business is supposed to be. Perhaps with all of this moral awakening, sharing on social media, connecting to others and events like Occupy Wall Street or the Arab Spring, we should be paying closer attention to the human bottom line rather than the financial one?
The class action lawsuit is an important legal innovation. It allows many small players to get together and seek justice if they have been injured due to the negligence of a large company. It lets many individual consumers or small investors who have suffered a loss make a claim.
A B.C. woman has filed a class-action lawsuit against tech giant Apple for breach of privacy and security rights. Surrey resident, Amanda Ladas filed the lawsuit in B.C. Supreme Court Tuesday. Ladas a...