July 29, 2020 - In Atlantic Lottery Corp. Inc. v Babstock, 2020 SCC 19 (Babstock), the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) clarifies the contentious doctrine of “waiver of tort” and provides helpful guidance on the way courts should assess novel claims at the stage of certification of a proposed...
Nick Rodrigo Named Fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers
Davies partner Nick Rodrigo has been elected as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), an elite organization of trial lawyers from the United States and Canada who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality.
Widely regarded as a leading trial and appellate lawyer, Nick has a well-rounded practice with a focus on class action defence, particularly in relation to securities and competition law. He has successfully represented clients at all levels of court in Canada, and has acted in high-profile cases related to international price-fixing conspiracies and consumer class actions involving some of Canada’s largest retailers. Nick is consistently recognized as a top litigator in leading ranking publications, including Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business; Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys; and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
Fellowship in the ACTL is by invitation only, and is limited to only those trial lawyers who are eminently qualified and who have been actively engaged in trial work for a minimum of 15 years. Membership can never be more than 1% of the total lawyer population of any state or province.
July 22, 2020 - The Québec Superior Court recently handed down a decision stating that the mandatory closure of businesses ordered by the Québec government on March 24, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic constitutes force majeure. The Court also interpreted a clause of the lease providing that the tenant must...