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What Waddell Phillips has been making the news for lately.

News

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

The following 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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July 30, 2018 – Can the Royal Winnipeg Ballet get past its #MeToo moment? —

The following article appeared on macleans.ca on July 30, 2018. Visit the original article here.

In 2015, before sexual assault complaints against American film producer Harvey Weinstein gave rise to an avalanche of #MeToo revelations, a flood of allegations from underage dancers surfaced against an instructor at Canada’s most prestigious ballet company.

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July 4, 2018 – Former Winnipeg ballet students allege intimate photos sold by photographer —

The following article appeared on CTV News on July 4, 2018. Visit the original article here

TORONTO — A judge has ruled that a class-action lawsuit can proceed against the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and a photographer who is alleged to have taken intimate photos of students.

Lawyer Margaret Waddell says about 60 people have been identified so far as potential class-action members in the lawsuit against the ballet company and Bruce Monk, who worked as a photographer between 1984 and 2015.

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July 4, 2018 – Class action lawsuit moving ahead against the Royal Winnipeg Ballet —

The following article appeared on Global News on July 4, 2018. Visit the original article here

A class action lawsuit is moving ahead in the Ontario Superior Court against the Royal Winnipeg Ballet over photos taken by Bruce Monk.

Monk is alleged to have taken nude photos of teen students from the 1980s to 2013 while working at the RWB as an instructor and photographer.

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July 4, 2018 – Class-action lawsuit over alleged intimate pictures OK’d against Royal Winnipeg Ballet, photographer —

The following article appeared on CBC on July 4, 2018. Visit the original article here.

A judge has ruled that a class-action lawsuit can proceed against the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and a photographer who is alleged to have taken intimate photos of students.

Lawyer Margaret Waddell says about 60 people have been identified so far as potential class-action members in the lawsuit against the ballet company and Bruce Monk, who worked as a photographer between 1984 and 2015.

Events

September 11, 2018 – Margaret Waddell to Guest Lecture at Osgoode Hall —

Margaret Waddell will be guest lecturing at Osgoode Hall Law School’s class action practice and procedure class.

Events

November 8, 2018 – Margaret Waddell speaking at LSO Class Action Update —

On November 8, 2018, Margaret Waddell will be speaking on the topic of best practices in class actions settlements at the Law Society CPD program, “Class Actions Update”

Register here.

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