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Archive for May 28th, 2009

While we here in the U.S. continue to litigate class actions over snake oil products and 75 cent charges on our cell phone bills, Canadian class action lawyers have been finding ingenious ways to use class actions to effectuate real social change.  The latest example, according to FP Legal Post,  is a class action filed in B.C. against the University of Victoria on behalf of people who got parking fines after getting booted or towed on university grounds.  The complaint alleges that the University had no legal authority to impose the fines.  This latest suit comes on the heels of a class action filed on behalf of Manitoba drivers who got speeding tickets near construction zones.

 

http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/legalpost/archive/2009/05/28/parking-tickets-challenged-in-class-action.aspx

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