Michael Eizenga authors The Class Actions Handbook, published by LexisNexis. In this new text, Michael pulls together the main propositions of class proceedings into a handy, practical resource that will prove invaluable to litigators in common law jurisdictions.
Michael has been a class action litigator since the first common law class proceedings legislation came into force in Canada almost 30 years ago. Today, he is regarded as one of Canada's go-to defense counsel for companies facing complex class actions.
The Class Actions Handbook provides useful insights into the class action regime that has developed in Canada, including:
- An overview of the statutes and rules governing common law class actions across the country including key places where they differ
- A summary of the stages of class actions from commencement to conclusion
- Substantial discussions of the key topics in class actions, including: certification, settlement, multijurisdictional issues, notice concerns, limitation periods and fees and costs
- High-level information about how aspects of the class action regime operates in Quebec, which is important for common law practitioners to know, given the multijurisdictional nature of many class actions
- Appendices which include sample class definitions and common issues, key cases and an outline of recent amendments to the Ontario statutes
Copies of The Class Actions Handbook are available at the LexisNexis online store.