Jean-Marc Leclerc Archives - Sotos Class Actions

Sotos Class Actions team ranked by Chambers Canada 2022

We are delighted and honoured that Chambers Canada has once again recognized us a leading class actions firm. According to Chambers Canada What the team is known for A highly regarded Toronto-based boutique law firm that is active in the plaintiff class action space. The team is particularly strong in franchising, employment, privacy and consumer […]

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Sotos Class Actions Team recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada

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Sotos Class Actions team has been included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada for their work in Class Action Litigation. Congratulations to Jean-Marc Leclerc, Andy Seretis, Louis Sokolov, and David Sterns. We want to express our gratitude to our clients and peers for their continued support and trust. The Best Lawyers is […]

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Jean-Marc Leclerc, Louis Sokolov and David Sterns are recognized as Lexpert-ranked lawyers in the 2021 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

The 2021 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory has been released and recognizes Jean-Marc Leclerc, Louis Sokolov and David Sterns as Leading Legal Practitioners in the Class Actions field across Canada based on an extensive peer survey process. Sotos Class Actions has been recognized as Consistently Recommended under Toronto Leading Firms – Boutique Firms. Jean-Marc Leclerc – […]

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Chambers Canada has ranked Sotos as a leading class actions firm

We have once again been distinguished by Chambers Canada in its 2021 edition as a leading class actions law firm for taking on complex and challenging class actions across all industries. According to the research done by the publication: What the team is known for Highly regarded Toronto-based boutique active in the plaintiff class action […]

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Sotos Class Actions ranked as leading law firm by Chambers Canada

Sotos Class Actions is proud to announce that our team has again been highly ranked in the field of Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Plaintiff) by Chambers Canada in its 2020 edition. The publication states: Highly regarded Toronto-based boutique active in the plaintiff class action space. The team is particularly strong in franchising, employment, privacy and […]

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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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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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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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Letters rogatory: tips for compelling Canadian evidence in foreign court proceedings

U.S. civil subpoenas and civil subpoenas from other foreign courts have no legal effect in Canada. Canada is not a signatory to the Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil of Commercial Matters. The only way to compel Canadian evidence in a civil foreign proceeding is to apply for “letters rogatory” or […]

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Automobile Dealers and Privacy Law

Edward Snowden, the “Heartbleed” computer bug and Sony computer hacks are major news stories that have caused everyone to become sensitive to privacy issues. More than ever, privacy breaches raise major reputational and legal liabilities for all companies. Automobile dealers’ privacy policies and practices are under greater scrutiny. In the U.S., dealerships are increasingly viewed […]

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Sotos team awarded carriage of lithium batteries proposed class action

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When two separate class actions are brought over the same subject matter, courts are sometimes required to decide which action should take precedence and which team of lawyers should be given “carriage” of the dispute. The court found that the class members would be best served by allowing the claim brought by the Sotos/Siskinds team to proceed and by staying the competing action.

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