What Waddell Phillips has been making the news for lately.
The following article appeared in the National Post on November 27, 2017. Visit the original article here.
Breakthrough reported in efforts to make Canadian-based mining companies accountable on home turf for violations they’re accused of 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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”