News Archives - Sotos Class Actions

Sotos Class Actions Team recognized in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada

Sotos Class Actions team has been included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada for their work in Class Action Litigation. Congratulations to Jean-Marc Leclerc, Louis Sokolov, David Sterns, and Mohsen Seddigh (Ones to Watch). We want to express our gratitude to our clients and peers for their continued support and trust. The Best […]

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Adil Abdulla co-authored two chapters in the Civil Procedure and Practice in Ontario

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Adil Abdulla along with leading experts contributed to the Civil Procedure and Practice in Ontario. It is a comprehensive guide to Rules, statutes, and cases. Access the chapters co-authored by Adil here: https://www.canlii.org/en/commentary/doc/2021CanLIIDocs2004 and https://www.canlii.org/en/commentary/doc/2021CanLIIDocs2046

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2020 Entertainment & Technology Law Conference

The Entertainment & Technology Law Conference series was established to merge entertainment law issues with insight on the new technology and media concerns that directly affect the music industry. At this year’s Law Conference, David Sterns will be speaking on copyrights class actions in Canada on Friday, September 25th. For more information, visit: https://bit.ly/2HmFqsY

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Court Again Rules for Employees in CIBC Overtime Class Action

Toronto, Ont. (August 13, 2020) –The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has issued additional reasons for judgment in the long-running unpaid overtime class action lawsuit against Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC).  The Court followed up on its March 30, 2020 summary judgment decision, ruling that CIBC’s current overtime policy is illegal and unenforceable and that front-line employees who […]

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David Sterns: Bill 161 will shut the door of the courts on the most vulnerable people in our society

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On June 11th, David Sterns appeared before the Ontario Legislative Assembly’s Standing Committee on Justice Policy to give testimony on proposed amendments to the Class Proceedings Act. David warned the Committee that Bill 161 will shut the door of the courts on the most vulnerable people in our society: • It will limit the ability of […]

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Summary judgment issued in groundbreaking unpaid overtime class action

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Toronto, Ont. (March 30, 2020) – Today, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice issued reasons for judgment in the long-running unpaid overtime class action lawsuit against  Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC).  The Court ruled in favour of the class of approximately 31,000 current and former tellers, personal bankers and other front-line workers in retail branches across […]

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Bell called upon to waive charges on prison long distance calls during the COVID-19 crisis

TORONTO, March 19, 2020 – In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario government has suspended all visits with family and friends at Ontario jails. In these circumstances, Bell’s telephones in Ontario jails have become the only way prisoners can communicate with their families and support network. Bell charges over $30 for a long distance call of no more than 20 minutes. […]

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Ontario would take a step backward with proposed class action changes, critics say

In Bill 161, Ontario has introduced amendments to the Class Proceedings Act. Mohsen Seddigh from Sotos Class Actions weighs in on the impact of the proposed changes. Click here to read the full article published by Law Times.

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Farmed Atlantic Salmon Class Action

Sotos Class Actions has filled an action on behalf of Canadian purchasers of farmed Atlantic salmon for the breach of Canadian competition laws that prohibit price-fixing. Click here to read CBC’s latest news article on this topic.

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First Nations Youth Class Action – Response Statement

In the class action matter of Xavier Moushoom and Jeremy Meawasige v. The Attorney General of Canada, Sotos LLP, Kugler Kandestin, LLP, and Miller Titerlie + Company (“Class Counsel”), release the following statement in response to the statement released on November 25th by the Minister of Indigenous Services and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General: Class Counsel filed a […]

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Jonathan Schachter appointed by PIAC

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) works on behalf of Canadian consumers to advocate for fair and balanced interpretation and application of Canadian laws. We are very proud to announce that Jonathan Schachter of Sotos Class Actions has been appointed as one of the four new directors to the PIAC Board, along with Konrad von […]

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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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Court Awards $16.8 million to Ontario Consumers

On May 13, 2019, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice  granted judgment in a ground-breaking class action on behalf of Ontario consumers of “gift cards” who were charged illegal fees. Sotos LLP and Goldblatt Partners LLP jointly represent Representative Plaintiff, Joyce Bernstein against Peoples Trust Company (“PTC”).  Bernstein brought the case on behalf of consumers […]

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

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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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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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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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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Coin Counting Machine Class Action Brought on Behalf of Customers of TD Bank

TORONTO ( June 23, 2016) – A class action lawsuit seeking $25 million in damages on behalf of Canadian customers of TD Bank who used its coin counting machines was commenced on June 22, 2016 in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. The class action alleges that TD Bank launched its coin counting machine network […]

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