Desjardins Financial Services Firm Inc. v. Asselin, 2020 SCC 30

JurisdictionFederal Jurisdiction (Canada)
JudgeWagner, Richard; Abella, Rosalie Silberman; Moldaver, Michael J.; Karakatsanis, Andromache; Côté, Suzanne; Brown, Russell; Rowe, Malcolm; Martin, Sheilah; Kasirer, Nicholas
Citation2020 SCC 30
Date30 October 2020
CourtSupreme Court (Canada)
Docket Number37898
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24 practice notes
  • An Overview of Class Actions and Covid-19 in Ontario’s Long-term Care Facilities
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The Canadian Class Action Review No. 16-2, March 2021
    • March 1, 2021
    ...facilitate ongoing communication with their litigation counsel on the front lines. 3 4 Desjardins Financial Services Firm Inc v Asselin, 2020 SCC 30. Ibid at para CCAR 16-2.indb 8 2021-01-20 2:30:44 PM Flash Boys Class Actions: Civil Fraud, Conspiracy, and the Certifiability of High-Frequen......
  • Introduction
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The Canadian Class Action Review No. 16-2, March 2021
    • March 1, 2021
    ...facilitate ongoing communication with their litigation counsel on the front lines. 3 4 Desjardins Financial Services Firm Inc v Asselin, 2020 SCC 30. Ibid at para CCAR 16-2.indb 8 2021-01-20 2:30:44 PM Flash Boys Class Actions: Civil Fraud, Conspiracy, and the Certifiability of High-Frequen......
  • United We Stand, Divided We Fall: Class Actions and Corporate Hegemony
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The Canadian Class Action Review No. 16-2, March 2021
    • March 1, 2021
    ...facilitate ongoing communication with their litigation counsel on the front lines. 3 4 Desjardins Financial Services Firm Inc v Asselin, 2020 SCC 30. Ibid at para CCAR 16-2.indb 8 2021-01-20 2:30:44 PM Flash Boys Class Actions: Civil Fraud, Conspiracy, and the Certifiability of High-Frequen......
  • The Limits of Case Management: A Review and Principled Approach to the Court’s General Management Powers
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The Canadian Class Action Review No. 16-2, March 2021
    • March 1, 2021
    ...facilitate ongoing communication with their litigation counsel on the front lines. 3 4 Desjardins Financial Services Firm Inc v Asselin, 2020 SCC 30. Ibid at para CCAR 16-2.indb 8 2021-01-20 2:30:44 PM Flash Boys Class Actions: Civil Fraud, Conspiracy, and the Certifiability of High-Frequen......
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7 cases
  • Ponce v. Société d’investissements Rhéaume ltée, 2023 SCC 25
    • Canada
    • Supreme Court (Canada)
    • October 27, 2023
    ...Inc., 2015 QCCA 624, 41 B.L.R. (5th) 1; C.M. Callow Inc. v. Zollinger, 2020 SCC 45; Desjardins Financial Services Firm Inc. v. Asselin, 2020 SCC 30, [2020] 3 S.C.R. 298; Abbas‑Turqui v. Labelle Marquis Inc., 2004 CanLII 26082; Rainbow Industrial Caterers Ltd. v. Canadian National Rai......
  • Ponce v Société d'investissements Rhéaume ltée,
    • Canada
    • Supreme Court (Canada)
    • October 27, 2023
    ...Inc., 2015 QCCA 624, 41 B.L.R. (5th) 1; C.M. Callow Inc. v. Zollinger, 2020 SCC 45; Desjardins Financial Services Firm Inc. v. Asselin, 2020 SCC 30, [2020] 3 S.C.R. 298; Abbas-Turqui v. Labelle Marquis Inc., 2004 CanLII 26082; Rainbow Industrial Caterers Ltd. v. Canadian National Railway Co......
  • T.C. v A.E., 2021 SKCA 79
    • Canada
    • Court of Appeal (Saskatchewan)
    • May 20, 2021
    ...roles of the parties and the judge in an adversarial system was further described in Desjardins Financial Services Firm Inc. v Asselin, 2020 SCC 30, 451 DLR (4th) 1: “The fundamental principle of our adversarial system is that it is the parties who conduct the case. Courts must decid......
  • Jensen v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., 2021 FC 1185
    • Canada
    • Federal Court (Canada)
    • November 5, 2021
    ...not be reduced to ‘a mere formality’” (Oratoire at para 62; Desjardins Financial Services Firm Inc v Asselin, 2020 SCC 30 [Desjardins] at para 74). [61] The courts therefore do play an important screening role at the certification stage. This role includes filtering out......
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7 firm's commentaries
  • Evidence, An Elementary Principle At The Authorization Stage Of A Class Action
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • June 2, 2022
    ...Inc. v. Dell'Aniello,2014 SCC 1;Oratory Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal v. J.J.,2019 SCC 35;Desjardins Financial Services Firm Inc. v. Asselin,2020 SCC 30 2. Homsy v.Google,2022 QCCS 722, para. 20-22. [our 3. Homsy v.Google,2022 QCCS 722, para. 45. 4. Homsy v.Google,2022 QCCS 722, para. 47. [our......
  • Supreme Court Reaffirms Low Bar for Authorizing Class Actions in Québec
    • Canada
    • JD Supra Canada
    • November 10, 2020
    ...30, 2020, a six-judge majority of the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed, in Asselin v Desjardins Cabinet de services financiers inc, 2020 SCC 30, that a class action concerning allegedly misleading investment products against Québec-based financial services co-operative Caisse Desjardins ca......
  • Supreme Court Reaffirms Low Bar For Authorizing Class Actions In Québec
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • November 11, 2020
    ...30, 2020, a six-judge majority of the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed, in Asselin v Desjardins Cabinet de services financiers inc, 2020 SCC 30, that a class action concerning allegedly misleading investment products against Québec-based financial services co-operative Caisse Desjardins ca......
  • Investment Dealers Could Face Class Actions For Systemic Breaches Of Their Duty To Inform
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • November 11, 2020
    ...knowledge and circumstances. However, the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Desjardins Financial Services Firm Inc. v. Asselin, 2020 SCC 30 suggests that there may be a place for class actions in a claim against an investment dealer where that dealer has systemically misled their repres......
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10 books & journal articles
  • An Overview of Class Actions and Covid-19 in Ontario’s Long-term Care Facilities
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The Canadian Class Action Review No. 16-2, March 2021
    • March 1, 2021
    ...facilitate ongoing communication with their litigation counsel on the front lines. 3 4 Desjardins Financial Services Firm Inc v Asselin, 2020 SCC 30. Ibid at para CCAR 16-2.indb 8 2021-01-20 2:30:44 PM Flash Boys Class Actions: Civil Fraud, Conspiracy, and the Certifiability of High-Frequen......
  • Introduction
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The Canadian Class Action Review No. 16-2, March 2021
    • March 1, 2021
    ...facilitate ongoing communication with their litigation counsel on the front lines. 3 4 Desjardins Financial Services Firm Inc v Asselin, 2020 SCC 30. Ibid at para CCAR 16-2.indb 8 2021-01-20 2:30:44 PM Flash Boys Class Actions: Civil Fraud, Conspiracy, and the Certifiability of High-Frequen......
  • United We Stand, Divided We Fall: Class Actions and Corporate Hegemony
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The Canadian Class Action Review No. 16-2, March 2021
    • March 1, 2021
    ...facilitate ongoing communication with their litigation counsel on the front lines. 3 4 Desjardins Financial Services Firm Inc v Asselin, 2020 SCC 30. Ibid at para CCAR 16-2.indb 8 2021-01-20 2:30:44 PM Flash Boys Class Actions: Civil Fraud, Conspiracy, and the Certifiability of High-Frequen......
  • The Limits of Case Management: A Review and Principled Approach to the Court’s General Management Powers
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The Canadian Class Action Review No. 16-2, March 2021
    • March 1, 2021
    ...facilitate ongoing communication with their litigation counsel on the front lines. 3 4 Desjardins Financial Services Firm Inc v Asselin, 2020 SCC 30. Ibid at para CCAR 16-2.indb 8 2021-01-20 2:30:44 PM Flash Boys Class Actions: Civil Fraud, Conspiracy, and the Certifiability of High-Frequen......
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