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Muscutt as part of BC’s CJPTA presumptions?

Posted by Seva on July 8, 2008

It’s a good thing I wasn’t deceived by the headnotes to Stanway v. Wyeth Canada Inc., 2008 BCSC 847; this case is much more than a run-of-the-mill application of s. 10 of the CJPTA. If accepted as an accurate statement of law, this decision may stand for two important propositions. First, “harmonization” and “co-ordination”, such as co-ordination of labelling and safety requirements, between an international parent company and a local, but substantially independent subsidiary may be sufficient to establish RaSC. Second, and I think more important and contentious, the eight Muscutt factors (or at least those that the court chooses to consider) may be used to prove a s. 10 presumption.

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