Class Proceedings, also known as Class Actions or Representative Suits are a method of bringing many individual claims under one lawsuit. In Nova Scotia, the Class Proceedings are governed by the Class Proceedings Act and the Nova Scotia Civil Procedure Rules which set out the requirements that claimants must meet to bring these proceedings.
The claimants who come together and bring the lawsuit are known as a Class. Class Proceedings have the advantage of economy as issues that are common to all members of the Class are determined once, rather than requiring the parties to prove or defend each issue many times as would be required if each case were heard individually.
Although Class Proceedings are a relatively new legal proceeding in Nova Scotia, Patterson Law has experience acting for both claimants and defendants in these proceedings.
Active Class Proceedings
Bruce Shriver and DesJardins Financial Security Investments Inc.
Capital District Health Authority
Justice for the Families of Africville
Keybase and Michael Harrigan