This national class actions is on behalf of approximately 30,000 employees at CIBC retail branches. This case, along with a similar case on behalf Scotiabank employees, was launched in 2007 and ordered certified by the Ontario Court of Appeal in June 2012. The Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to appeal in March 2013.

Scotiabank agreed to a settlement in 2014, which was finalized in 2016, resulting in the payment of $39.3 million in favour of Scotiabank employees.

The plaintiff in the case against CIBC is asking the Court to grant summary judgment against the bank.

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  • November 30, 2017: The Superior Court adjourned the plaintiff’s motion until after she has cross-examined CIBC’s affiant on his affidavit of documents
  • November 7, 2017: The Ontario Superior Court is scheduled to hear a motion on November 30, 2017, to decide if CIBC has failed to produce relevant documents and if CIBC should produce those documents.
  • October 23, 2017: The Plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment has been adjourned to a later date, to be determined, pending the resolution of certain issues regarding CIBC’s non-production of relevant documents.
  • March 7, 2017:A motion for Summary Judgment to decide some or all of the common issues will be heard on August 29 to September 1, 2017 at Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario.
  • February 6, 2014: The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ordered that members of the CIBC class be given notice of certification. Copies of the short form noticeand the long form notice can be seen here. Any member of the class who wishes to opt out of the class action must do so before May 30, 2014. A copy of the opt-out form can be found at the end of the long form notice.
  • March 21, 2013:Supreme Court denies CIBC and Scotiabank leave to appeal.
  • June 26, 2012:Ontario Court of Appeal holds bank class actions may proceed.

Case Contacts

Louis Sokolov
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