Pension class action lawsuits on the rise

By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/30/2001

A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision means pension and benefit plan sponsors across the country could be more likely to face a class action lawsuit.

The importance of the otherwise innocuous case lies less in the details — a group of would-be immigrants who lost money in a program meant to ease their entrance into Canada — than in the manner in which the case will proceed.

The Supreme Court ruled the case of