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July 2017 Archives

Way is paved for class action litigation against Facebook

The Supreme Court of Canada has given the green light to for a lawsuit to proceed against a major social media site alleging that it violated user privacy. Now, Facebook Inc. has to defend itself in a class action litigation in a British Columbia court. Canada's highest court of law recently voted 4-3 in favour of a British Columbia female resident's legal fight against Facebook claiming the site used her name and likeness in a "sponsored story" ad without her consent.

Products liability claims may follow E.coli outbreak

Flour produced by Ardent Mills along with multiple related products have been linked to the E.coli outbreak that infected 30 people across Canada between last November and March of this year. Although no new cases of E.coli have been reported since April, more products are recalled as health inspectors continue to identify potential hazards. Anybody who suffered adverse health after consuming dangerous food products may have grounds to file a products liability lawsuit.

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