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Helping French’s Ketchup

Heinz recently released a new TV ad trying to win back the hearts of angered Canadians who felt betrayed by the condiment giant. In 2015, Heinz announced that it would move its Canadian ketchup-manufacturing operations from Leamington, Ontario to the U.S. Many Canadians believed Heinz was abandoning Leamington’s tomato farmers. John Skoczen, who worked as […]

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No Help for Hyundai’s Shattering Sunroofs

After Global News reported the alarming experience of a Toronto man’s Hyundai sunroof suddenly shattering while driving on a highway,  numerous Hyundai owners have shared their similar experiences. Mark Barsoum, the driver of a 2017 Hyundai Tucson, was driving on Highway 427 in Toronto when his sunroof burst. In Calgary, Fartash Rezaei, a freelance photographer, […]

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Trouble Sleeping? Melatonin May Not Be the Answer

Data from Statistics Canada suggests that the number of Canadians who suffer from insomnia has increased dramatically since 2007. Many people with trouble sleeping turn to natural sleep aids such as melatonin, an over-the-counter supplement and natural sleep hormone. But experts are warning about unwanted consequences. Between 2007 and 2015, it was found that symptoms […]

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Made with ginger? Get real.

Plenty of people swear by ginger. Whether for nausea, inflammation, or an immunity boost, ginger has a reputation for being good for you. So it’s no surprise that the producers of ginger ale would want you to think that they make their drink with real ginger. This might be why Canada Dry labelling says “Made […]

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Watch For Antitrust Developments North Of The Border

On Dec. 11, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear Godfrey v. Sony Corporation, an appeal that could be one of the most important antitrust cases to ever come before the court. [Read the full article on Law360 or view a PDF copy here]

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Section 36 Requests for Access to Information and the Competition Bureau: Hast Thou Forsaken Me?

An article by Sotos Class Actions’ Mohsen Seddigh was published in the latest issue of the Canadian Competition Law Review. In this article, Mohsen argues that the Competition Bureau and the plaintiff anti-trust bar share the common goal of enforcing Canadian competition laws. They must therefore work cooperatively to see that violations have consequences. To read […]

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Action collective intentée contre Ticketmaster au nom des acheteurs de billets canadiens

Le dossier allègue que Ticketmaster est de connivence avec les revendeurs, en contravention du droit provincial et fédéral TORONTO (26 septembre 2018) – Sotos Class Actions, un cabinet de premier plan spécialisé en actions collectives, intente une poursuite réclamant 250 millions de dollars en dommages au nom des personnes ayant acheté des billets en revente […]

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Class Action against Ticketmaster brought on behalf of Canadian ticket buyer

  Case alleges that Ticketmaster in league with resellers in breach of federal and provincial law.   TORONTO (September 26, 2018) – Sotos Class Actions, a leading class action firm, has launched a lawsuit seeking $250 million in damages on behalf of all persons who purchased resold tickets from Ticketmaster Canada Holdings ULC for live events […]

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Sotos Class Action team once again ranks highly in Chambers Canada 2019

The Sotos Class Action team has once again been featured on the Chamber Canada Class Actions- Plaintiff list for 2019. David Sterns moved up the rankings this year while Louis Sokolov and Jean-Marc Leclerc maintained excellent positioning. Commentary about our firm and lawyers included: ‘Market sources consider the practice a “standout” in the market and […]

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How US Class Actions Take Off To The ‘Great White North’

Canada and the U.S. share close ties. Canada is the U.S.’s second-largest trading partner. Canada and the U.S. share geography and similar values. Close to 400,000 people cross the Canada-U.S. border every day. U.S. class action attorneys devote significant resources to find and start class action cases. For relatively little added investment, it is possible […]

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Protect Against a Privacy Breach

If you are concerned that your personal information may have been compromised, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada has published some helpful tips. Steps to Protect Against a Privacy Breach: Change your passwords immediately Review your bank account and credit card statements on a regular basis to make sure they are accurate and contain no […]

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High Time for Canada to bring into force law requiring notification of data breaches

By Jean-Marc Leclerc of Sotos Class Actions. In July 2015, the Government of Canada amended the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act to require companies to disclose data breaches to the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and to affected individuals. The amendments would require companies to disclose breaches “if it is reasonable in the circumstances […]

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Sotos Class Actions team recognized as leading lawyers by Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory

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Sotos Class Actions team is a recognized leader in class action litigation in Canada. David Sterns and Louis Sokolov were ranked among the leading Class Action practitioners. The rankings can be found here: http://www.lexpert.ca/directory/practice-areas/ranking/class-actions-L7/

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New CBA Protocol Creates Opportunity to Case-Manage Overlapping Multijurisdictional Class Actions

The current state of overlapping multijurisdictional class actions in Canada is conducive to inefficiencies, chaos, and abuse. A new Canadian Bar Association Protocol creates an opportunity to address overlapping actions.

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Class action filed regarding Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks

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Class action filed regarding Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks

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High Time for Canada to bring into force law requiring notification of data breaches

In July 2015, the Government of Canada amended the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act to require companies to disclose data breaches to the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and to affected individuals. The amendments would require companies to disclose breaches “if it is reasonable in the circumstances to believe that the breach creates a real risk of significant harm to an individual.”

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Sotos Class Action Team recognized in Chambers Canada 2018

The Sotos Class Action team has once again been featured on the Chamber Canada Class Actions- Plaintiff list. David Sterns, Louis Sokolov and Jean-Marc Leclerc were each recognized for the work.

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Canadian Class Action Commenced Against Equifax Over Security Breach

La version française suit le texte anglais. TORONTO (September 12, 2017)  An Ontario resident has started a proposed class action in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, seeking $550 million in damages on behalf of Canadian victims of a massive cybersecurity privacy hack of the consumer credit reporting agency Equifax. Equifax issued a press release […]

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Ontario Court of Appeal Weighs in on Canadian GM Dealer Litigation

The Ontario Court of Appeal has released two decisions involving the appeals arising from trial decisions in a class action commenced on behalf of dealers of General Motors of Canada Limited (“GMCL”) against GMCL and Canadian-based law firm Cassels Brock and Blackwell LLP. In almost every respect, the Court upheld the results of the trial.

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Class Action Basics – Why do class actions exist?

With class actions, many people no longer have to suffer in silence because their potential claim is too small to justify a lawsuit. Access to justice is the most important reason for the existence of class actions.

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Supreme Court of Canada ordered the Ontario Court of Appeal to reconsider the plaintiff’s appeal

On October 20, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada ordered that the plaintiff’s appeal must be reconsidered by the Ontario Court of Appeal in light of the recently released case of Ledcor Construction Ltd. v. Northbridge Indemnity Insurance Co. The Ontario Court of Appeal heard the reconsideration on January 20, 2017. It reserved its decision.

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The Endean decision of the Supreme Court of Canada promises greater coordination of national class action settlements

In a recent decision, Endean v. British Columbia, 2016 SCC 42 (“Endean”), the Supreme Court of Canada concluded that class action judges in a national class action can sit outside their home province to hear and approve class action settlements with judges from other provinces. Prior to the decision, the issue was in doubt, raising constitutional questions and issues about territorial jurisdiction.

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Sotos Class Action Team keeps up momentum in Chambers Canada 2017

The Sotos Class Action team has once again featured on the Chamber Canada Class Actions- Plaintiff list. David Sterns, Lou Sokolov and Jean-Marc Leclerc were each recognized for the work. Click here to visit the Chambers Canada rankings.

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Move on back! One tool to deal with inappropriate motions

Sometimes, counsel and their clients litigating in Ontario are faced with motions from the other side that are more tactical than substantive or are just “overkill” given the nature of the action.

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