July 2019

The author comments on this class action decision in which the Court of Appeal upheld the first instance decision (of the Honorable André Roy S.C.J.), dismissing an application to dismiss based on res judicata and abuse of procedure relating to a second Application for Authorization to Institute a Class Action. The Court upheld the first instance judgment which granted a second plaintiff the chance to seek class action authorization regarding the same group of consumers, the whole in relation to allegedly defective washers.