ERDC

Class action description

The freelance writers for the newspaper The Gazette ask for a financial compensation and an injunctive relief for the illegal reproduction of their articles in electronic databases.

Note:
Collaboration: Me Mireille Goulet

Group description

The freelance writers whose articles were published in The Gazette.

Membres:

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Chronology

•April 1997: Motion for Authorization of the Class Action
•February 2008: Hearing of the Motion for Authorization
•March 2009: Judgment authorizing the bringing of the Class action
•September 2009: Canwest Global Communications Corp. filed for protection from its creditors under the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act in the Superior Court of Ontario («CCAA Proceedings»)
•November 2009:ERDC filed a claim against Canwest Global Communications Corp. in the CCAA Proceedings in Ontario
•January 2010: Canwest Publishing inc./ Publication Canwest inc. filed for protection from their creditors under the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act in the Superior Court of Ontario («CCAA Proceedings»)
•May 2010: ERDC filed a claim against Canwest Publishing inc./ Publication Canwest inc. in the CCAA Proceedings in Ontario
•June 2010:Approbation of the Notice to Members
•June 18, 2010: Hearing for Court approval of two settlements with some of the defendants in the Class Action.


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