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Class Action Case Study: From Certification to Trial in Jer v Samji


Relatively few Canadian class action cases ultimately go through to trial. In British Columbia, the Jer v Samji litigation
presents a useful case study on effectively managing massive multi-party litigation. A complex fraud perpetrated by a notary resulted in more than fifty lawsuits, including a class proceeding, multiple individual actions, a bankruptcy,
and regulatory litigation. The resulting intensive case management approach established a process for efficient adjudication and settlement of all matters within three years, including trial and appeal. Following a detailed review of the proceedings, the author outlines practical lessons learned and suggests some best practices for dealing with future complex multi-party events based on this real-world experience.


Mathew P. Good


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