Current Cases - Sotos Class Actions

Airlines Flight Cancellation

Action against Air Canada, WestJet, Air Transat, Pacific Coastal Airlines and Swoop airlines for breach of the common law and provincial consumer protection laws for failure to provide refunds to consumers who purchased airfares for travel scheduled during the COVID-19 pandemic, retroactive to March 1, 2020.

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Alterna Savings and Credit Union Limited et al

Action against Alterna Savings and Credit Union Ltd. and its subsidiary for charging multiple NSF Fees.

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Amazon Delivery Drivers

Action for alleged failure to pay minimum employment standards entitlements and misclassification of Amazon delivery drivers in Canada since 2016.

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Apple (iTunes) Gift Cards

Action against Apple Inc., Apple Value Services, LLC, and Apple Canada Inc. for breach of contract, negligence and breach of provincial consumer protection laws and the Competition Act for facilitating gift card scams and misleading victims to believe that funds lost to scammers are irrecoverable.

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Auto Parts

Over 40 actions for price fixing and bid rigging against manufacturers of various auto parts on behalf of vehicle purchasers and direct purchasers of auto parts from 1999 to 2014.

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Bell Canada Prison Calls

Action for breach of Ontario consumer protection and other laws on behalf of persons currently or formerly incarcerated in an Ontario correctional facility and all persons in Canada who accepted and paid for a collect call originating from a person incarcerated in an Ontario correctional facility.

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CIBC Unpaid Overtime

Action for alleged failure to pay overtime against CIBC on behalf of CIBC branches’ front-line customer service employees since 1993.

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Cold Medicine

Action on behalf of purchasers of cold medicines (including Benylin, DayQuil, NeoCitran, Robitussin, and Tylenol) for misrepresenting that those medicines treated congestion.

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Concrete Admixture price-fixing

Action on behalf of purchasers of cement additives, concrete admixtures, and products containing either of those for the breach of Canadian competition laws that prohibit price-fixing.

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Condominium Corporations

Action on behalf of condominium corporations for damages sustained as a result of alleged bid-rigging and anti-competitive conduct by contractors in respect of common element refurbishments carried out from 2006 to end of 2016.

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Crown Crest Leasing and Peoples Trust Company

Action for breach of consumer protection law against Crown Crest and Peoples Trust Company on behalf of consumers who entered into HVAC agreements where Crown Crest registered a notice of security interest against their home title.

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Equifax Canada Co. and Equifax Inc.

Action for breach of privacy, contract, and consumer rights against Equifax on behalf of Canadians affected by a 2017 data breach.

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Farmed Atlantic Salmon

Action on behalf of Canadian purchasers of farmed Atlantic salmon for the breach of Canadian competition laws that prohibit price-fixing.

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First Nations Bands

Action against the government of Canada for preventing First Nations bands from raising their children and passing on their culture since 1992.

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First Nations Youth and Families

This case seeks compensation for systematic discrimination against certain First Nations children by the federal government of Canada since 1991 while those children were living on reserve.

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Ford Fuel Economy

Action for alleged misrepresentations regarding fuel mileage by Ford on behalf of persons in Canada who purchased or leased 2019 Ford Rangers or 2018-2019 Ford F-150s.

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Foreign Exchange Manipulation (FOREX)

Action for alleged conspiracy to manipulate the foreign exchange market against various financial institutions on behalf of persons in Canada who transacted in foreign exchange instruments from 2003 until 2013.

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Fragrance Price Fixing

Action on behalf of Canadian purchasers of fragrances and products containing fragrances for the breach of Canadian competition laws that prohibit price-fixing.

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Gold Price Manipulation

Action for alleged conspiracy to manipulate the global gold markets against various financial institutions on behalf of persons in Canada who transacted in gold market instruments from 2004 until 2014.

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Google & Facebook Advertising

Action against Google and Facebook for rigging auctions in the market for digital display advertising, on behalf of publishers who sold digital ad space and advertisers who purchased digital ad space using Google’s or Facebook’s advertising tools.

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Indigenous Youth and Families

These cases seek compensation against Canada and various provinces for (1) operating child services in a manner that discriminates against Indigenous children; and (2) failing to provide Indigenous children with essential services.

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Keurig K-Cups

Action against Keurig for falsely claiming that K-Cups are recyclable on behalf of persons who purchased K-Cups or Keurig coffee machines since April 15, 2016.

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LifeLabs

Action for breach of privacy, contract, and consumer rights against LifeLabs on behalf of residents of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon and the Northwest Territories affected by a 2019 privacy breach.

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Mackenzie Financial Corporation

This action arises as a result of a large scale cyberattack and data breach that occurred in January 2023, resulting in the breach of highly sensitive and personal financial information of thousands of Canadian investors.

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McKinsey Opioids

Action for allegedly masterminding a conspiracy to hook Canadians on prescription opioids by counselling pharmaceutical manufacturers to misrepresent that opioids are not addictive and to drive demand through prescription abuse.

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Philips CPAP Machines

Action against Philips for allegedly selling respiratory and sleep therapy devices that can cause cancer and respiratory damage.

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Pornhub

Action against MindGeek (operator of Pornhub, YouPorn and other pornographic websites) for its alleged illegal dissemination of intimate videos and photos. The action is on behalf of all persons, world-wide, whose intimate videos or photos were posted without their consent between 2007 and the date the class action is certified.

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Quebec Indigenous School Abuse

Action on behalf of Indigenous children in Québec who were abused while at an industrial school, a youth protection school, a reception centre, a rehabilitation centre, or a detention centre since October 1, 1950.

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SSA Bonds

Action for alleged conspiracy to manipulate the price of supranational, sub-sovereign, and agency (SSA) bonds against various financial institutions on behalf of persons in Canada who transacted in the SSA bond market from 2005 until 2015.

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Silver Price Manipulation

Action for alleged conspiracy to manipulate the global silver markets against various institutions on behalf of persons in Canada who transacted in silver market instruments from 1999 until 2014.

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Stateview Group of Companies

Action for various allegations relating to the misuse, mishandling and/or misappropriation of deposit funds paid by purchasers of pre-construction residential units from the Stateview Homes Group of Companies which are now jeopardized by the commencement of receivership proceedings.

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Student Loan Discrimination

Action against the government of Canada for imposing higher costs on students with permanent disabilities under the Canada Student Loans Program.

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Ticketmaster

Action for breach of competition and consumer protection laws against Ticketmaster on behalf of purchasers of resold tickets for live events in Canada.

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