June 11, 2018 In Schwoob v. Bayer Inc., 2018 ONSC 166 (CanLII), a product liability class action, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ordered two non-parties affiliated with the defendant corporation to produce 2,900 documents that they had produced in a parallel U.S. class action proceeding. The plaintiffs brought a claim against Bayer Inc. (“Bayer Canada”) and two affiliated companies, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Bayer U.S.”) and Bayer Pharma AG (“Bayer Pharma”), in 2010, on behalf of women in Ontario who had taken certain prescription oral contraceptives. The claim alleged negligence in the design, testing, distribution, marketing and
We are pleased to sponsor a BC Legal Management Association (BCLMA) and International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) joint session entitled “Best Practices for Implementing New Technologies in eDiscovery”. Hosted by the Vancouver office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s Founder and CEO, will present a lunch session on new technologies in eDiscovery on Tuesday, May 15 at noon. Advances in technology enable parties to conduct discovery without relying on traditional linear or ‘eyes-on’ review models. Crystal will discuss best practices and emerging case law for implementing technology to successfully manage ediscovery in a defensible, proportionate and cost-effective
Heuristica is pleased to sponsor an eDiscovery workshop at the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) National Conference and In-House Counsel Worldwide (ICW) Summit. The Conference theme this year is Beyond Borders: Business and Law in the Global Village. Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s CEO and Senior Counsel, will lead a workshop entitled “Successfully Managing E-Discovery – A Primer for In-House Counsel“. The workshop will cover important questions in-house counsel should be asking themselves including: What happens when your organization is called on to produce electronically stored information (ESI)? Do you have a discovery plan and production protocol in place? What type of
We are pleased to announce that Crystal O’Donnell, CEO and Senior Counsel, and Brian Pel, COO and Senior Counsel, both were admitted to the bar of the Law Society of Alberta today in a ceremony by Justice Willie deWit at the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta in Calgary. Crystal and Brian were presented to the Court by Matt Lindsay, Partner of Rose LLP Photo (L to R): Brian Pel, Matt Lindsay, Crystal O’Donnell.
Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s CEO and Senior Counsel, will speak at the Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada (ACFI) 20th Annual Fraud Conference and Workshop. ACFI is a Canadian non-profit accrediting organization responsible for administering the Certified Forensic Investigators’ programme in Canada. It provides services such as seminars, conferences, specialized training, networking, e-newsletters, as well as a web site with articles and educational tools to assist members and others with understanding and dealing with fraud and its related issues. Essentially the Association provides a meeting place where CFI practitioners, who are engaged in law enforcement, forensic and investigative accounting, law, auditing and other related