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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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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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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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Summary judgment issued in groundbreaking unpaid overtime class action

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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David Sterns ranked as leading litigation lawyer 2019

Congratulations to David Sterns, who is recognized for his exceptional legal expertise and has been ranked as a leading litigation lawyer in the 2019 Lexpert Special Edition – Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers feature. This special edition is published in the December issue of The Globe and Mail‘s Report on Business magazine. To view the publication online, please click here.
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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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