In this article – “Securities class actions leave: More than a speedbump, not the Matterhorn” – we review such factors as how the courts are becoming increasingly interventionist in their role as gatekeepers, particularly in the context of unmeritorious secondary market claims; how an action from secondary market misrepresentation under the Ontario Securities Act requires leave of the court; and how the test for obtaining leave is different from – and imposes a higher threshold than – the test for the authorization or certification of a claims action.
This article is authored by Craig Lockwood, a partner with Osler’s Litigation group, and by Lipi Mishra, an associate with the group.
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