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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
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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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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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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

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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