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Canada's class action bust

Canada began its experience with the class action format much more recently than we did, but the results are similar: few class members actually file claims for recovery, and secrecy enshrouds the resulting "take-up rates" and the disposition of unclaimed funds. "The lack of application for relief to the funds by directly affected plaintiffs indicates to me that there isn't a great social need for these actions," says William Vanveen, formerly of the University of Windsor law faculty and now in private practice. [Luis Millan, Lawyers Weekly]

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