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Case Reports

First Class Action Decision in France

Alexandre Biard (Avocat admitted to the Paris Bar, affiliated researcher at Erasmus University School of Law) sent us a note about the first class action decision in France (Confédération Nationale du Logement v. S.A. Immobilière 3F).

Smith v. Inco, 2010 ONSC 3790 (2010/07/06)

"Fewer than ten class actions have gone to trial to date in English Canada, but the number is sure to rise in the next few years," Prof. Jasminka Kalajdzic (University of Windsor) tells us. "Here's a recent trial judgment in favour of the class (now on appeal)"

Current Shareholders' Claims Issues

John Walker of IMF (Australia) Ltd sends this overview of the status of third-party funding for shareholders claims in that country.

Royal Dutch Shell Decision (Decision of Amsterdam Court of Appeal, 2009)

Sworn translation of the decision of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal in case no. 106.010.887 rendered on 29 May 2009 in the matter of Shell Petroleum et al. v. Dexia Bank Nederland et al.

File includes English translation and original decision in Dutch.

Currie v. McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Ltd. et al.

74 O.R. (3d) 321
[2005] O.J. No. 506

C41264, C41289 and C41361