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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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Tis the season to be socially conscious…

Much has changed since last Christmas. As Christmas looms over the horizon of this decidedly tumultuous 2020, we might expect consumers to be purchasing fewer gifts and buying more gifts online. But more Canadians than ever are prioritizing socially conscious gift giving this year. It may take a bit more work to shop local in
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Overlooked and Underpaid: Misclassifying “Managers” as Overtime Exempt

With more than 30% of Canadians working in the gig economy, the problem of employment misclassification is one that is increasingly in the spotlight. Cases like the one brought against Uber in Canada highlight how workers (mis)classified as independent contractors are vulnerable to labour abuses and exploitation; but there is another group of workers who
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Contactless Payment: Don’t Fear the Skimmer

A longtime family friend of mine worked in the banking industry at the time when credit cards were being rolled out in Canada. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, he would drive from town to town in rural Ontario to convince skeptical bank employees that it was possible to buy groceries with a 3″
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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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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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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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Getting to know you: What do genetic testing companies get when you send them your DNA?

Have you taken a DNA test to find out where in the world your ancestors came from? If so, congratulations! You may have helped create a new treatment of psoriasis. How is that even possible? Turns out a direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sold the rights to DNA samples to a major drug company to help
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David Sterns: Bill 161 will shut the door of the courts on the most vulnerable people in our society

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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Click bait: gaming and (real) mechanical keyboards

While so many people are forced to stay at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many have turned to video games to pass the time. If you game on a PC, one of the most well-known computer peripherals to acquire is a mechanical keyboard. Even if gaming is not your thing, a mechanical keyboard still
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Sotos Class Actions team has been ranked as leading practitioners by Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020

David Sterns and Louis Sokolov have once again been recognized as leading practitioners in Class Actions practice area by Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020. The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, published since 1997, is based on an extensive peer survey process. It includes profiles of leading practitioners across Canada in more than 60 practice areas and
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Crisis prices: Is it legal to profit off of a pandemic?

On March 27, 2020, Ontario Premier Doug Ford issued a warning to COVID-19 profiteers: “We’re coming after you.” He cited high-end grocery retailer, Pusateri’s, which had charged customers $29.99 for containers of disinfecting wipes — a price premium that even Pusateri’s clientele noticed. (CTV notes that the average price for these wipes is $5.99.) Pusateri’s
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