The Financial Post has quoted Sotos LLP lawyerin an article about the recent Ontario Court of Appeal case Smith v. Inco Limited. The case concerned a mass tort class action claim stemming from alleged environmental abuses. Though successful at trial, the decision was completely overturned on appeal. The article quotes:
Mr. Sterns, who frequently represents plaintiffs in class action cases, called Friday’s ruling a “dramatic reversal” in “a marathon dispute between people in a community and a very large company.”
“Everybody else follows in the path that these cases blaze,” he said, noting that only a limited number of cases go all the way to trial.
The full article can be read on the Financial Post.