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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)"

Access to a Just Result: Revisiting Settlement Standards And Cy Pres Distributions by Jasminka Kalajdzic, University of Windsor Faculty of Law

From the SSRN abstract by the author: "Increased access to justice is a key objective of class proceedings. Yet there is no consensus on what the term means in the class action context. This paper engages the access to justice paradigm by exploring the settlement approval phase of a class action."

Representation & Conflicts of Interest in Class Actions and Other Group Actions

Remarks by Chief Justice Warren Winkler (Ontario, Canada) at the 2007 Oxford Conference on the Globalization of Class Actions

Accessing Justice: Appraising Class Actions Ten Years After Dutton, Hollick & Rumley

Prof. Jasminka Kalajdzic is organizing a conference to be held March 28-29, 2011 at the University of Windsor aimed at assessing the growth of class actions in English Canada over the past decade. This is the first academic confernece of its kind in Canada. For information about the conference program and registration, go to http://

Class Actions in Canada

Class Actions in Canada: A National Procedure in a Multi-Jurisdictional Society? (Dec. 2007)
Authors: W.A. Bogart, Jasminka Kalajdzic, and Ian Matthews


Class Actions in Canada: Country Report Update (Dec. 2008)
Author: Jasminka Kalajdzic

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

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

C41264, C41289 and C41361