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Auto Parts

Type: Competition

June 5, 2017 Numerous class actions have been commenced regarding alleged price-fixing of automobile parts. The unlawful conspiracies relate to the prices of parts installed by automakers in new vehicles. The parts which were the subject of the alleged price fixing include essential components found in all modern motor vehicles.06-05-2017
Bell Mobility

Type: Consumer

March 7, 2017 The lawsuit, on behalf of nearly a million Ontario customers of the Bell Mobility, Solo Mobile and Virgin Mobile Canada brands, alleges that Bell breaches its contracts with its customers by seizing credit balances and that Bell engages in “unfair business practices”, contrary to Ontario’s Consumer Protection Act.03-07-2017
Equifax Canada Co. and Equifax Inc.

Type: Privacy

September 28, 2017 This class action alleges that Equifax acted in violation of Canadian law by failing to prevent a security breach that led to the release of highly sensitive information belonging to many Canadians. Selon la présente action collective, Equifax aurait contrevenu aux lois canadiennes en omettant de prévenir une atteinte à la sécurité qui a mené à la divulgation de renseignements de nature très délicate appartenant à un grand nombre de Canadiens.09-28-2017
Fiat Chrysler

Type: Consumer

February 15, 2017 A class action lawsuit seeking $250 million in damages on behalf of Canadian purchasers of 2014-2016 diesel Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Ram 1500 trucks was commenced on January 16, 2017 in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.02-15-2017
Foreign Exchange Manipulation (FOREX)

Type: Competition

August 28, 2017 Canadian class action lawsuits alleging that the defendants, the world’s dominant foreign exchange dealers, conspired to manipulate the prices of currency trades for at least a ten-year period, resulting in billions of dollars in illegal gains.08-28-2017
General Motors

Type: Franchise

January 9, 2017 This class action lawsuit seeks $750 million in damages on behalf of approximately 200 General Motors dealers that were eliminated in connection with the federal auto bailout.01-09-2017
GM Diesel Emissions

Type: Competition

July 25, 2017 The class action alleges that Canadian purchasers of the Vehicles were deceived by the defendants’ failure to disclose the presence of engine management software that resulted in increased emissions of nitrogen oxide from the Vehicles, which caused members of the class to suffer damages.07-25-2017
Gold Price Manipulation

Type: Competition

June 5, 2017 Class action lawsuit alleging that the defendants conspired to manipulate prices in the gold market under the guise of the fixing process for at least a ten-year period.06-05-2017
Lenovo

Type: Privacy

October 16, 2017 Sotos LLP is lead counsel in a class action against Lenovo (Canada) Inc. (“Lenovo”) alleging that Lenovo breached its contracts with consumers and invaded their privacy by pre-installing potentially malicious software called “Superfish” on several models of computers.10-16-2017
Lithium Batteries

Type: Competition

June 23, 2016 Class action against lithium battery manufacturers and resellers alleging they conspired with each other to raise, maintain, fix and/or stabilize the price of lithium-ion batteries and lithium-ion battery products sold in North America.06-23-2016
Livingston International

Type: Employment

May 2, 2017 This proposed class action lawsuit against Livingston International Inc. is for unpaid overtime. It is brought on behalf of current and former non-management employees who are in administrative, clerical, technical or other support job classifications, and worked at any of Livingston’s offices across Canada, including import analysts, release clerks, file clerks, transportation staff, runners, scanners and accounting staff.05-02-2017
Peterborough Regional Health Centre

Type: Privacy

November 12, 2015 This proposed class action is on behalf of all patients whose confidential medical records were wrongfully disclosed, misused, accessed, and whose confidentiality agreement with the Peterborough Regional Health Centre was breached by the Peterborough Regional Health Centre and others.11-12-2015
Prepaid Credit Cards

Type: Consumer

June 13, 2017 This proposed class action against Peoples Trust Company and Peoples Card Services LLP alleges that the defendants breached the Ontario Consumer Protection Act by extracting unauthorized and illegal fees from prepaid credit cards they sold.06-13-2017
Rouge Valley

Type: Privacy

October 14, 2015 This proposed class action is based on the unauthorized use and disclosure of personal health information. Specifically, employees of the Rouge Valley Health System wrongfully accessed, used and disclosed personal health information of mothers who had recently given birth at Rouge Valley Centenary, Rouge Valley Ajax and Rouge Valley Pickering. The employees sold or marketed the personal health information to companies that sell Registered Education Savings Plans.10-14-2015
Sears Hometown Stores

Type: Franchise

November 26, 2015 This class action is on behalf of approximately 260 Sears “Hometown” stores operating in Canada. The claim alleges that the Sears defendants breached their contractual duties and duties under provincial franchise laws by forcing the Hometown store dealer-owners to work for subsistence-level compensation and by depriving them of any realistic opportunity to share in the profits generated by the Hometown store system.11-26-2015
Silver Price Manipulation

Type: Competition

June 5, 2017 Class action lawsuit alleging that the defendants conspired to manipulate prices in the silver market.06-05-2017
TD Coin Counting Machines

Type: Consumer

June 23, 2016 This lawsuit alleges that The Toronto Dominion Bank (“TD”) represented that its coin counting machines would accurately count coins, even though it knew the machines did not do so.06-23-2016
Tim Hortons Franchisees Advertising Fund

Type: Competition

June 19, 2017 This is a proposed class action on behalf of Tim Hortons franchisees. The claim alleges that the franchisor of the Tim Hortons chain, and its related entities, have breached obligations to franchisees through their use of advertising fund monies contributed by the franchisees. The claim also alleges related breaches of statutory and fiduciary obligations to franchisees by these defendants.06-19-2017
Unpaid Overtime (CIBC)

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