Supreme Court of Canada Allows Indirect Purchaser Class Actions and Provides Guidance on Certification and Jurisdiction Issues

November 5, 2013

On October 31, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada released three long-awaited decisions that will have a significant impact on Canadian class actions going forward. The cases (Pro-Sys Consultants Ltd. v. Microsoft Corporation, Sun-Rype v. Archer Daniels Midland Company, and Infineon Technologies AG v. Option consommateurs) address several important issues relevant to competition-related claims and to Canadian class actions generally.

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Written by Linda Plumpton, Sylvie Rodrigue, James Gotowiec and Marie-Ève Gingras