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New Certification Hearing Set For Class Action

Updated Order issued January 2023:

The certification motion, motion to strike the claim (jurisdiction), and motion to

stay portions of the claim (re overlapping class actions) to be heard in-person,

over the course of 5-8 days, in Toronto from October 16-20, 23-25, 2023.

Previous Order:

On June 23, 2022 Associate Chief Justice Jocelyne Gagné of the Federal Court gave new directions regarding the certification hearing that was scheduled to take place September 21, 2022.

The order is as follows:

  1. Motion regarding overlapping submissions due October 1, 2022.

  2. Certification record of Defendant due November 1, 2022.

  3. The Plaintiffs’ reply is due November 15, 2022.

  4. Cross-examinations will take place from November 15, 2022 to January 31st, 2023.

  5. All motions are to be filed by end of February 13th ,2022.

  6. Written representations for the Plaintiffs are due March 7, 2023

  7. Written representations for the Defendant are due April 10, 2023

  8. Plaintiffs must complete their reply by April 21, 2023.

  9. The certification hearing will now take place in person in Toronto on May 8, 2023 for a period of 5 days.

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