November 17, 2016: Justice Gray of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ordered that the class action brought on behalf of current and former employees of Livingston International Inc. be certified as a class action.  The class action alleges that, since August 15, 2007, Livingston has failed to pay class members compensation for overtime worked.

The class action will now proceed to trial. A copy of the certification decision can be found here. The notice of certification can be here, English and French.


October 1, 2014:  Sotos LLP, together with the law firms of Roy O’Connor LLP and Goldblatt Partners LLP, launched a proposed class action lawsuit against Livingston International Inc. for unpaid overtime on behalf of a representative plaintiff (former employee).

This case 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.  The class would include, for example, import analysts, release clerks, file clerks, transportation staff, runners, scanners and accounting staff.

Livingston International is a leading customs broker and freight forwarding organization with offices located across Canada.  Goods are shipped into Canada at an extremely high volume.  Import and customs brokerage services at Livingston are performed on demand (whenever goods arrive) and are time sensitive.  The plaintiff’s statement of claim alleges that employees are not appropriately paid for overtime hours that they often work to get their jobs done in such circumstances.  The claim seeks payment for such unpaid overtime and also seeks to challenge various aspects of  Livingston`s overtime policy.

The allegations in the statement of claim have not been proven in Court.  The merit of the allegations in the claim will be addressed if and when the case proceeds toward trial (as discussed below). Click here to view or download a copy of the Statement of Claim.




Case Contacts

Louis Sokolov
t: 416.572.7316
f: 416.977.0717
e: lsokolov@sotosllp.com