Is a class action proceeding preferable to an individual action proceeding?

British Columbia, Canada

The following excerpt is from Bhangu v Honda Canada Inc., 2021 BCSC 794 (CanLII):

The financial realities of the litigation support a finding that a class action proceeding is preferable. This is because the high cost of obtaining the necessary expert evidence is significantly more than most individual plaintiffs would likely recover: Sorotski v. CNH Global N.V., 2007 SKCA 104 at para. 67, leave to appeal ref’d [2007] S.C.C.A. 590.

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