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What Waddell Phillips has been making the news for lately.

November 16, 2018 – Public Statement: Toronto resident files new civil rights lawsuit against the TTC and Toronto Police for racial discrimination, battery and false imprisonment —

TORONTO, November 16, 2018 – Toronto resident Reece Maxwell-Crawford has filed a new civil rights lawsuit against the Toronto Transit Commission and the Toronto Police Service for racial discrimination, battery and false imprisonment regarding a February 18, 2018 attack in which a TTC fare inspector violently shoved Mr. Maxwell-Crawford to the ground as he was exiting a street car.

November 16, 2018 – Toronto Star – Man suing TTC claims violent assault a case of ‘racial profiling’ —

The following article appeared in the Toronto Star on November 16, 2019. Waddell Phillips are lawyers for the plaintiff Reece Maxwell-Crawford.

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Jennifer Yang, Toronto Star – In early May, Reece Maxwell-Crawford jumped out of his mother’s car and climbed onto the railing of the Scarlett Road bridge. Through a blur of tears, the distraught 19-year-old stared at the rocks and treetops below and debated whether he should jump.


November 15, 2018 – Cory Wanless speaking at Osgoode Hall Law School Conference —

On November 15, 2018, Cory Wanless will be speaking on the topic of lawsuits against Canadian corporations for human rights abuse abroad at the Osgoode Hall Law School conference, “Piercing the Corporate Veil: Multinational Corporate Accountability”.




October 22, 2018 – Margaret Waddell discusses the power of class action aggregate damages in Law Times article —

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The Ontario Superior Court of Justice said Trillium Motor World Ltd. is entitled to $28,745,304 in damages against Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP and said Cassels Brock is responsible for the administration of the settlement in a class action suit.


October 25, 2018 – Margaret Waddell to speak at Advocates’ Society program, Appellate Advocacy —

On October 25, 2018, Margaret Waddell will speak at The Advocates’ Society education program, Appellate Advocacy.


September 20, 2018 – Margaret Waddell comments on compensation for public health insurers in class actions —

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A recent Saskatchewan court decision is significantly improving the way public health insurers are compensated in class-action lawsuits, says Toronto class-action lawyer Margaret Waddell.



August 2, 2018 – Margaret Waddell comments on Soulpepper settlement —

The original article appeared in the Globe and Mail on August 1, 2018. Visit the original article here. 

A quiet end to Canadian theatre’s first brush with #MeToo

The civil suits between Soulpepper Theatre Company, Albert Schultz and four actors who alleged the former artistic director of Toronto’s largest not-for-profit theatre company was a “serial sexual predator” have been settled out of court – but they will have significantly altered the inner workings of arts institutions across Canada.

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