In its highly anticipated decision, the Supreme Court of Canada in Pioneer Corp. v. Godfrey, 2019 SCC 42 (Godfrey), a price fixing class action, settled a number of issues, including: whether umbrella purchasers have a cause of action; whether the discoverability principle can extend the statutory limitation period for private actions under the Competition Act; whether causes of action in tort and equitable remedies can be sought alongside the claims under the Competition Act; and, the appropriate standard to certify loss as a “common issue” as between class members.
About Marina Sampson
Marina is a commercial litigator and a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution practice group. Marina is an experienced class action lawyer. She is also a member of the firm’s Environmental, Renewable Energy and Energy Law Practice Group. She is the National Co-Lead of the firm’s Products Liability Group.