Special Joint Health and Innovation Law Workshop: Causation and Class Certification

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 12:30 to 14:00
Solarium, Falconer Hall 84 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5 Canada

The Centre for Innovation Law and Policy is excited to co-sponsor a special, joint Health Law and Innovation Law Workshop on Causation and Class Certification. The event will be Thursday, March 5th from 12:30 pm – 2 pm in the Solarium at Falconer Hall (84 Queen’s Park, Room FA2).  Please join Professor Trudo Lemmens, Professor Richard Goldberg of Durham University Law School, Angus McKinnon of Lerners, and Caroline Zayid of McCarthy Tetrault as they discuss the impact of recent case law on class action litigation.

In Charlton v. Abbott Laboratories, the British Columbia Court of Appeal required a class action plaintiff to demonstrate causation (i.e. that a particular drug had caused injury to a class of plaintiffs) before the Court would certify the class and let the litigation proceed.  Our panel of experts will discuss the impacts of the certification requirement on the Charlton case and on class actions involving medicine and pharmaceuticals more generally, followed by a question and answer session.

This event is free and open to the public for anyone interested in pharmaceutical litigation or class actions is encouraged to attend.  Lunch will be provided.

For more information, please email centre.ilp@utoronto.ca.