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What Waddell Phillips has been making the news for lately.


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.



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 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 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.


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