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What Waddell Phillips has been making the news for lately.

News

April 2, 2016 – Guatemalan Women’s Claims Put Focus on Canadian Firms’ Conduct Abroad —

The following article appeared in the New York Times on January 25, 2018. Visit the original article here.

Her husband was away in the fields, she said, when the truckloads of soldiers, police officers and mining security officials arrived. A half-dozen armed men swarmed into her one-room house, blocking her exit and helping themselves to the meal she had made for her children.

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July 23, 2013 – Guatemalan mine claims against HudBay can be tried in Canada, judge says —

The following article appeared in the Globe and Mail on July 23, 2013. Visit the original article here.

Canadian mining company HudBay Minerals Inc. can potentially be held liable for alleged violence at a Guatemalan mine owned by a subsidiary, an Ontario Superior Court judge has ruled, in what plaintiffs say is a precedent-setting case.

Justice Carole Brown’s ruling, handed down Monday, means that the claims of 13 Guatemalans can proceed to trial in Canadian courts. The decision opens the door to other cases in which companies could face liability on their home turf for incidents that happen overseas.

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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

September 27, 2018 – Cory Wanless speaks on a UofT IHRP Alumni Network panel —

Cory Wanless will speak on a panel organized by the University of Toronto Faculty of Law International Human Rights Program Alumni Network on the topic of incorporating social justice into a domestic law practice.

Events

October 26, 27, 2018 – Margaret Waddell at Osgoode’s 22nd Annual Course on Written Advocacy —

Margaret Waddell will be instructing at Osgoode’s 22nd Annual Course on Written Advocacy, including a feature discussion on Avoiding Writer’s Block on October 26 and 27, 2018.

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