TRU Law Professor Chris Hunt’s recent academic articles were cited by the Supreme Court of Canada in a landmark decision Uber Technologies In.c v. Heller, 2020 SCC 16. Ruling that an arbitration clause contained in an online contract of adhesion between Uber and one of its drivers was unconscionable and invalid, the decision clears the way for the driver to pursue certification of a class action on behalf of Ontario Uber drivers seeking damages in the range of $400 million.
Two of Professor Hunt’s recent academic articles were cited throughout the decision, one of which was co-authored with former TRU Law JD student Milad Javdan:
- Hunt, “Unconscionability Three Ways: Unfairness, Consent and Exploitation” (2020) 96 Supreme Court Law Review 37
- Hunt and M. Javdan, “Apparitions of Doctrines Past? Fundamental Breach and Exculpatory Clauses in the Post-Tercon Jurisprudence” (2018) 60 Canadian Business Law Journal 309. The full decision can be found here.