What is a class action?

A class action is a lawsuit which provides a method for a large group of people with common claims to join together to advance one large claim.

The class action mechanism ensures access to justice in situations where the case would be too expensive or too complex for one person to sue on his or her own.

What is certification?

 Certification is the motion where the court determines whether the action can properly be pursued as a class action. The Court will consider, among other things, whether the claims or defenses of class members raise common legal or factual issues and whether a class action would be preferable for resolution of those common issues.

Who can participate in the class action?

All persons and entities that acquired CannTrust's securities in its May 2019 primary market offering and all persons and entities that acquired CannTrust's securities in the secondary market between June 1, 2018 and the close of trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange on September 17, 2019.

Do I need to do anything to join the class action?

 No. A person who fits within the court’s definition of the class is automatically included in the class action unless he or she follows the instructions the court gives on how to be excluded.

Do I have to pay anything to participate in the class action?

Individual class members are not personally liable to pay counsel for prosecuting the common issues in the class action nor are they liable to pay any costs if the judge does not permit the lawsuit to proceed as a class action or if the class action is not successful.

What should I do now?

  • Keep any documents that you have relating to your purchase or sale of shares in CannTrust. 
  • Register to receive updates on this case by filling out the form below.

I still have a question. Who should I contact?

 If you have any other questions, please complete the contact form below.

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