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What Waddell Phillips has been making the news for lately.


December 21, 2018 – Margaret Waddell quoted by —

Representative plaintiffs in class-action lawsuits play a vital role as the name and face of a very public proceeding, says Toronto class action lawyer Margaret Waddell.


November 27, 2018 – Advocate Daily: “Settlement-oriented Tremain gets results” —

Whether she’s in court or not, Toronto family lawyer Julia Tremain brings a settlement focus to her work at all times.

The original article is posted on You can read the article here.


November 16, 2018 – Waddell Phillips in the News – Toronto Star: “Man suing TTC claims violent assault a case of ‘racial profiling’” —

On November 16, 2018, the Toronto Star reported on a civil rights lawsuit brought by Reece Maxwell-Crawford against the TTC and Toronto Police regarding a violent attack by TTC fare inspectors. John Phillips and Cory Wanless of Waddell Phillips represent the Plaintiff Reece Maxwell-Crawford.


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November 22, 2018 – Waddell Phillips to make submissions at the Supreme Court of Canada in the matter of Araya v. Nevsun —

The Supreme Court of Canada has granted leave to intervene to the International Human Rights Program, University of Toronto Faculty of Law (“IHRP”) in the case of Araya v. Nevsun. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the case, which is regarding allegations of forced labour and slavery at a Canadian-owned mine in Eritrea, on January 23, 2019. The IHRP is represented by Cory Wanless of Waddell Phillips, and Professor Audrey Macklin of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.



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.


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.


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

The following article appeared on 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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