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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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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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

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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