How common are common issues in a class action?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from MacKinnon v. National Money Mart Company, 2007 BCSC 348 (CanLII):

To be common, issues need not dispose of the litigation. As noted in McDougall v. Collinson, 2000 BCSC 398 at ¶86: A resolution of the common issues does not have to be determinative of liability or supportive of the relief sought. It need not produce the same result for all members of the class. It must, however, advance the litigation forward. If it does not, then certification is inappropriate.

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