March 27, 2012
Justice Perell released reasons on March 26, 2012 refusing to allow the defendants to bring preliminary motions in advance of the plaintiffs’ motions for certification and leave to bring statutory claims in November 2012. His Honour agreed with class counsel that allowing the defendants’ motions to proceed in advance would lead to inevitable delays and would be unfair. Justice Perell ordered that the defendants’ motions should be heard at the same time as certification and leave. A copy of His Honour’s reasons is available here.