Securities Litigation in Canada: A Practical Guide to the Core Issues

June 7, 2019

Members of our Securities Litigation team recently authored the Canadian chapter of Getting the Deal Through – Securities Litigation 2019, published by Law Business Research Ltd. This publication provides an excellent overview of this important area of law, with a focus on the following:

  • The statutory and procedural landscape of securities litigation;
  • Common law vs. statutory claims;
  • Primary vs. secondary market liability;
  • Elements of the various kinds of securities claim;
  • When a claim is actionable;
  • Reliance and causation standards;
  • Materiality;
  • Effect of a public correction;
  • Defences and limitation periods;
  • Remedies and measure of damages;
  • Procedural mechanisms for disposing or narrowing claims;
  • Class actions;
  • Costs rules;
  • Cross-border and multi-jurisdictional claims;
  • Enforcement of foreign judgments;
  • Arbitration; and
  • Recent developments and trends.

We are pleased to be able to make this 8-page publication available for downloading.

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