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Derek Ronde Quoted in Law Times as Franchisee Ruled Liable for Costs in Pet Valu Class Action

Publish: 06/04/2018

Derek Ronde was recently quoted as part of the Law Times’ column, The Inside Story.

The piece looks at a recent ruling by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice that a one-time Pet Valu franchisee is liable for the franchisor’s costs in class action litigation he brought against Pet Valu Canada Inc. After nearly seven years of litigation the class action as dismissed and Pet Valu was awarded its costs of $1.7 million.

Says Derek: “The unique part of this scenario is that, usually in these cases, in class actions, the potential cost consequences to representative plaintiffs are limited by indemnification by class counsel” if there is an adverse costs award to the plaintiffs.

Pet Valu Canada Inc. was represented by Derek Ronde and Kate Byers on this matter.

Read the full story here.

Cassels Brock has also written a full article on this decision and its potential implications, read it here.