Suzanne Chiodo, a Stipendiary Lecturer in Law and doctoral student at Oriel, has published her first book, The Class Actions Controversy: The Origins and Development of the Ontario Class Proceedings Act.
The book examines the development of class actions in Ontario, Canada and around the world, and discusses the normative foundations for this controversial form of litigation. As the first book to provide a comprehensive analysis of the history of the Ontario Class Proceedings Act, 1992, the book presents the social and political influences that shaped this legal change and reveals how the debate surrounding the Act continues to affect class actions practice today. With the Law Commission of Ontario currently reviewing the Act, which is now in its 25th year, this book is a must-read for those interested in public policy and civil litigation.
Before commencing her doctorate in Law in October 2017, Suzanne was a class actions lawyer at Rochon Genova LLP in Toronto. She has presented papers to the Ontario Bar Association and the Ontario Human Rights Commission, and has published numerous papers on class actions and tort law.
Further information about her book can be found here.