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Goodmans Presents: Developments in Securities Class Action Litigation


Lawyer David Conklin, Alan Mark
Area Class Actions


June 4th, 2013

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast and Registration
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Panel Discussion

Class action litigation in Canada continues to evolve at a rapid pace. In the field of securities litigation, growth has been fuelled by the introduction of a statutory secondary market liability regime.

Dealing with complex national or multi-national securities class actions presents many challenges and practical pitfalls for issuers, directors and officers. Our presenters will discuss trends, issues and best practices from the leave and certification stage of a trial, including:

  • the increasing frequency of securities class actions
  • the standard for obtaining leave to proceed with secondary market liability claims
  • the test for certification
  • strategic choices for answering leave and certification motions
  • collecting and preserving fact and expert evidence
  • cost awards
  • trends in settlements


David Conklin, Partner, Goodmans LLP
Alan Mark, Partner, Goodmans LLP

Members of the Ontario Bar:
This session is eligible for 1.5 substantive hours toward your annual LSUC CPD Requirement