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Class Actions in Canada

The Promise and Reality of Access to Justice

Whatever deficits remain in the Canadian project to make justice available to all, class actions have been heralded as a success. They have been employed over the past several decades to overcome barriers to justice for those who would otherwise have no recourse to the courts. First proposing a conceptualization of access to justice that moves beyond mere access to a court procedure, leading expert Jasminka Kalajdzic then methodically assesses survey data and case studies to determine how class action practice fulfills or falls short of its objectives. Class Actions in Canada is a timely exploration of the evolution of collective litigation in Canada.

260 pages

Law and Society

Table of Contents


1 The Facts: Survey Results

2 The Facts: Two Case Studies

3 Access to Justice

4 Selecting Cases

5 Settlements

6 Fees

7 Costs





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