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DuPont

Type: Competition

April 20, 2015 This class action lawsuit alleges that E. I. DuPont Canada Company (DuPont) conspired with its distributors to enhance and maintain the prices of engineering resins sold to automotive parts manufacturers in Canada. The alleged conspiracy is in breach of the Competition Act, a federal statute that prohibits price maintenance and conspiracies to enhance and maintain prices.04-20-2015
GM Retiree Benefits

Type: Employment

August 10, 2015 This class action is being brought on behalf of approximately 3,300 retired salaried and executive employees of General Motors of Canada Limited (“GMCL”) who alleged that GMCL improperly reduced or eliminated their retirement benefits starting in 2008.08-10-2015
Groupon

Type: Consumer

August 10, 2015 Class action against Groupon Inc. alleging that the expiry dates on Groupon’s vouchers are illegal.08-10-2015
Licence Issuers

Type: Franchise

June 23, 2016 Sotos LLP commenced this proposed class action against the Government of Ontario on behalf of all motor vehicle licence issuers in the Province of Ontario.06-23-2016
Midas

Type: Franchise

April 20, 2015 This class action is brought on behalf of all Canadian Midas dealers. The claim alleges that Midas Canada breached its duties of good faith and fair dealing to the dealers by eliminating a preferential purchasing system which was an integral part of the Midas franchise system.04-20-2015
Pet Valu

Type: Franchise

February 10, 2017 This action seeks $100,000,000 on behalf of all Canadian Pet Valu franchisees against the franchisor of the Pet Valu chain. The statement of claim alleges that the franchisor breached its obligations under the franchise agreement and the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000, S.O. 2000, c. 3 by failing to pass on to the franchisees the benefits received through Pet Valu's substantial purchasing power.02-10-2017
Quiznos

Type: Franchise

August 10, 2015 This class action lawsuit alleges that the Canadian franchisor of the Quiznos chain and others have illegally conspired to enhance and fix the prices of supplies purchased by Quiznos franchisees for their businesses. The statement of claim alleges a system of kickbacks that included Quiznos Canada Restaurant Corporation and its designated exclusive supplier, GFS Canada Inc.08-10-2015
SuncorMarch 25, 2014 This lawsuit was commenced on behalf of all Sunoco service station operators in Ontario against Suncor Energy Products Inc. and its parent company Suncor Energy Inc. The lawsuit asserts that Suncor failed to comply with Ontario's franchise legislation when the retailers entered into their most recent franchise agreements.03-25-2014
Unpaid Overtime

Type: Employment

March 7, 2017 Sotos LLP is co-lead counsel in two certified national class actions on behalf of employees of Scotiabank and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (“CIBC”). These groundbreaking class actions cover tens of thousands of current and former non-management, non-unionized retail bank employees who allege that the banks had defective overtime compensation systems that caused them and not be paid for hours that they were entitled to be compensated for pursuant to the Canada Labour Code.03-07-2017