The Sydney Tar Ponds Case: Shutting the Door on Environmental Class Action Suits in Nova Scotia?

(2015) 27 Journal of Environmental Law and Practice 279

8 Pages Posted: 26 Jun 2015

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Meinhard Doelle

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law; World Maritime University (WMU); Dalhousie University - Marine and Environmental Law Institute

Date Written: June 24, 2015

Abstract

The case comment provides an assessment of the recent class action case in Nova Scotia regarding the notorious Sydney Tar Ponds contaminated site. The comment considers the implications for class actions and for environmental tort law.

Keywords: class action, tort law, nuisance, strict liability

Suggested Citation

Doelle, Meinhard, The Sydney Tar Ponds Case: Shutting the Door on Environmental Class Action Suits in Nova Scotia? (June 24, 2015). (2015) 27 Journal of Environmental Law and Practice 279 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2622571

Meinhard Doelle (Contact Author)

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law ( email )

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Dalhousie University - Marine and Environmental Law Institute ( email )

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Canada

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